Air Pollution in China: The response of Government NGOs, and Communities
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Chinese economic development that started in 1978 had brought not only economic growth but also environmental problems. One of the signiﬁcant environmental problems is air pollution; The pollution in China mostly comes from coal combustion. The increasing of industrial activities and population number has given signiﬁcant energy demand. particularly the need of power plants that causes the decreasing of air quality. Nowadays. China is faced with various pollution problems and the most serious are water and air pollution caused by the use of coalas an energy source. Air pollution is generally caused by particles that are released by vehicle emissions and coal combustion. In regard to air pollution problems. China has been under pressure to remedy these. not only internally but also from the international community. The pollution is also travelling around the country. to other areas and even across the country that generates a risk for other regions. In connection with this. the book Air Pollution in China: The Responses of Government. NGOS. and Communities discuss about four interesting topic correlated with the tissues‘ of air pollution. namely the dynamic of environmental NGQS in China. people protest -on air pollution. health issues. and environmental insurances in China. The publication is expected to beiamedia for disseminating ideas and results of research conducted by the Research Center for Regional Resources which meantas an input for various stakeholders in Indonesia.