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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Geography

Title

Environmental awareness, governance and public participation: Public perception perspectives

Language

English

Abstract

China's rapid economic growth has come at severe environmental cost, challenging its sustainable development. This paper compares the findings of two public environmental awareness surveys conducted in 1998 and 2007 respectively. Although the findings suggest that the level of public environmental awareness is rising, the institutions that represent the public interest are weak. Thus the Chinese people rely on the government to solve the country's environmental problems. Environmental NGOs are part of a developing civil movement. The growing public environmental awareness provides an opportunity to help advance civic development in China. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

Civic development in China, Environmental awareness, Environmental governance, Environmental NGOs

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Environmental Studies

Volume

67

Issue

2

Start Page

169

End Page

181

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

00207233

ISSN (electronic)

10290400

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