FOCAC : addressing joint environmental challenges?

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dc.contributor.author Burgess, Meryl
dc.contributor.author Esterhuyse, Harrie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19T06:50:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-19T06:50:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Burgess, M. & Esterhuyse, H. 2012. FOCAC: Addressing joint environmental challenges?. CCS Policy Briefing - May 2012. Stellenbosch University: Centre for Chinese Studies. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/21427
dc.description CCS 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
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.sun.ac.za/ccs en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Cooperation 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.extent 4 p. : ill. , maps
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies en_ZA
dc.subject Forum on China-Africa Cooperation -- Environmental policy en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable Development en_ZA
dc.subject Biodiversity conservation -- Economic aspects -- China en_ZA
dc.subject Biodiversity conservation -- Economic aspects -- Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Environmental Protection en_ZA
dc.subject Desertification control -- Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Water security -- Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Water security -- China en_ZA
dc.subject Sino-African relations Environmentall aspects en_ZA
dc.title FOCAC : addressing joint environmental challenges? en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.description.version PDF Version - English en_ZA
dc.description.version Publishers' Version en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies en_ZA


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