Went through my inbox this weekend and came across an email from a friend who had sent along their list of preferred China environmental bloggers and sites, and thought I would pass it on to you. A few of them I frequent, but others are new to me, so proceed with caution.
If you have others that you feel are worth mentioning, please let me know in the comments section.
English Sites/ Bloggers
China Environmental Law
Green Leap Forward
The Green Leap Forward is a blog on sustainability and China’s energy economy that started in 2007.
The name of the blog is a play on the phrase “Great Leap Forward,” which was an economic and social plan used from 1958 to 1960 which aimed to use China’s vast population to rapidly transform mainland China from a primarily agrarian economy dominated by peasant farmers into a modern, industrialized communist society. It is now widely seen, both within and outside of China, as an major human, economic and environmental disaster.
By contrast, the Green Leap Forward, is a term that symbolizes an emerging movement that results from the convergence of smart policy, sustainable finance and green design and technologies and that has the promise of steering China’s red-hot economy onto a more ecologically and socially sustainable path. Unlike its predecessor, the Green Leap Forward is as much a bottom-up revolution as it is a top-down one and in this age of increasing global interconnectedness, is a movement that will have an impact beyond its borders. Whether the Green Leap Forward is a myth or reality is precisely the inquiry that this blog seeks to explore and answer.