"Rich communities still struggle between development and environment - Hong Kong's story provides an example of how Chinese cities may evolve. Professor Harris gives us a thorough analysis of the challenge of achieving sustainability". ---Christine Loh, CEO, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong. "Internationally renowned for his expertise in China and sustainable development, Paul Harris has written another marvellous book. The gap between the promise and practice of sustainable development in Hong Kong is growing - but so is the potential. Harris argues powerfully that the talents and resources available to Hong Kong could put it in the first rank of sustainable cities, and that this is vital not only for Hong Kong and China but for the world as a whole. Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in China is written primarily for undergraduate students, but its relevance ranges far and wide. Not to be missed." ---Andrew Dobson, University of Keele. "From the fascinating case of Hong Kong, Paul Harris offers an engaging examination of the prospects of and challenges for sustainable development where it is least expected and most needed." ---Steve Vanderheiden, University of Colorado at Boulder. "This is an invaluable text for students of sustainable development policies in China and Hong Kong. Offering detailed studies on a range of issues, Harris provides an extremely useful resource for students and researchers alike." ---Gabriela Kutting, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
About the Author
Paul G. Harris is chair professor of global and environmental studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is the author and editor of several books, including China’s Responsibility for Climate Change, also published by the Policy Press.