China, India, and the Environment

  title={China, India, and the Environment},
  author={Kamaljit S. Bawa and Lian Pin Koh and Tien Ming Lee and Jianguo Liu and P. S. Ramakrishnan and Douglas W. Yu and Ya-ping Zhang and Peter H. Raven},
  pages={1457 - 1459}
Cooperation between China and India can curtail biodiversity loss, mitigate climate change, and reduce deforestation. China and India, the emerging economic giants of the world, will play a significant, perhaps a dominant, role in shaping the environmental outcomes for our planet in the 21st century. Both countries are expected to maintain an 8 to 9% rate of economic growth over the next several years (1). Even when much of the world is experiencing a recession, China and India in 2009 are… 
India, China and Climate Cooperation
India and China—two of the largest emitters today—share common concerns arising from climate change. Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and several other studies have
Strengthening Climate Change Cooperation between China and India: Significance and Cooperation Areas
In international climate negotiations, China and India are both members of the BASIC countries and Like Minded Group of Developing Countries (LMDC). In recent years, due to the different development
China's Environmental Challenges and Implications for the World
After three decades of exceptional economic growth, China has become a global economic powerhouse. As the economy has grown, though, so have China's environmental challenges, causing enormous
Increasing collaboration between China and India in the environmental sciences to foster global sustainability
It is shown that China and India continue to have few co-authorships in environmental publications, even as their major funding for scientific research has expanded.
Interpreting Environmentalism and Sustainability in China and India
China and India, Himalayan neighbours and two of the most populated countries of the world, are at the crossroads of defi ning their development trajectories at a time when challenges are many and
Hydropower Ambitions of South Asian Nations and China: Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers Basins
This paper analyses the current status of hydropower development in two major rivers basins in South Asia, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. The total drainage area of the basins is about 1,660,000 km
India, Palm Oil, and Ecologically Unequal Exchange: A Cross-national Analysis of Forest Loss
Drawing on ecologically unequal exchange theory and previous research, we assess whether palm exports from low- and middle-income nations to India increase forest loss in exporting nations. Using
Future of Endemic Flora of Biodiversity Hotspots in India
India is one of the 12 mega biodiversity countries of the world, which represents 11% of world's flora in about 2.4% of global land mass. Approximately 28% of the total Indian flora and 33% of
The Indian Himalayan Ecosystem as Source for Survival
The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) covers ~95 districts of the Indian union, which starts from the foothills in the south (Siwalik); the region extends to the Tibetan Plateau in the north
Unsustainable development pathways caused by tropical deforestation
A large number of countries where tropical deforestation is both damaging to nature and not compensated by development in other sectors, thus compromising the well-being of their future generations are revealed.


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For 150 years India has made major investments in large-scale water infrastructure, bringing water to areas that previously lacked it. The results have been spectacular, both nationally, through the
Ecological and socioeconomic effects of China's policies for ecosystem services
Effective implementation of these programs can also provide important experiences and lessons for other ecosystem service payment programs in China and many other parts of the world.
Clear water, blue skies : China's environment in the new century
Since 1978 China's economy has produced economic growth rates making it one of the fastest growing economies. In the same period, China's environment has deteriorated significantly. Rapid
China's environment in a globalizing world
In a Feature this week, Jianguo Liu and Jared Diamond look at the effects of China's sweeping environmental change and socio-economic challenges, synthesizing detailed literature that is scattered even for Chinese readers and largely inaccessible to western readers.
India's Water Economy: Bracing for a Turbulent Future
India faces a turbulent water future and the current water development and management system is not sustainable.Unless dramatic changes are made and made soon in the way in which government manages
The Melting Himalayas: Cascading Effects of Climate Change on Water, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods
The cascading effects of rising temperatures and loss of ice and snow in the region are affecting, for example, water availability, biodiversity, biodiversity and ecosystem boundary shifts, and global feedbacks.
Potential impacts of a warming climate on water availability in snow-dominated regions
In a warmer world, less winter precipitation falls as snow and the melting of winter snow occurs earlier in spring, which leads to a shift in peak river runoff to winter and early spring, away from summer and autumn when demand is highest.
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