FOCAC : addressing joint environmental challenges?

dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Meryl
dc.contributor.authorEsterhuyse, Harrie
dc.identifier.citationBurgess, M. & Esterhuyse, H. 2012. FOCAC: Addressing joint environmental challenges?. CCS Policy Briefing - May 2012. Stellenbosch University: Centre for Chinese Studies.en_ZA
dc.descriptionCCS Policy Briefings are drawn from the published reports and other material produced by the Centre. They aim to highlight specific recommendations and outcomes from the larger reports and present them in a concise, easily consumable format.en_ZA
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dc.description.abstractCooperation on environmental challenges has been an instrumental part of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) since its inception in 2000. With increasing levels of economic interactions and political cooperation, environmental concerns have become increasingly important. This policy brief examines the state of environmental cooperation in FOCAC in the light of emerging challenges. It specifically explores issues related to biodiversity, the challenge of combatting desertification and the need to address water scarcity in both China and Africa. All three of these issues are having adverse effects on development prospects, not least on food security. A cross-cutting dimension to consider for the discussion of future challenges is the effect of climate change. From the assessment of common or different challenges, this briefing makes suggestions for future topics in China-Africa relations.en_ZA
dc.format.extent4 p. : ill. , maps
dc.publisherStellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studiesen_ZA
dc.subjectForum on China-Africa Cooperation -- Environmental policyen_ZA
dc.subjectSustainable Developmenten_ZA
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation -- Economic aspects -- Chinaen_ZA
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation -- Economic aspects -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectEnvironmental Protectionen_ZA
dc.subjectDesertification control -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectWater security -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectWater security -- Chinaen_ZA
dc.subjectSino-African relations Environmentall aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleFOCAC : addressing joint environmental challenges?en_ZA
dc.typeWorking Paperen_ZA
dc.description.versionPDF Version - Englishen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studiesen_ZA

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