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Originally published in State of the Planet In Beijing, China, last month, the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management released its second annual report of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System (CSDIS), a sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities and provinces, at an event attended by over one hundred people from academia, industry, government and the media. “Evaluation Report on the Sustainable Development of China (2018),” a report on the project, was published…

China continues to surprise on their path towards sustainable development.  The EV revolution can be seen clearly  in Shenzhen, China, which this week became the first major city in the world to fully electrify its bus fleet. Shenzhen is located in the Guangdong province and is home to almost 13 million people. A large metropolis by any standard.  The city has a whopping 16,000 e-buses. In order to support the buses, operator Western Bus Group…

By now most of us have heard of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative set to encompass almost two-thirds of the world’s population and 29% of global GDP.  An initiative of that magnitude will have a lasting effect on the world. So where does the Chinese government who in the past has spurned green sustainability efforts stand in encouraging contractors in the Belt and Road Initiative to utilize green infrastructure in their building projects? Surprisingly while…