Rolling Back the Tide of Climate Change: Rolling Back the Tide of Climate Change in the USA and China: Renewable Solutions and Policy Instruments
By Peter Yang (USA and China), Miriam Kennet and Iolande Cum (Italy)
Rolling Back the Tide of Climate Change in the USA and China: Renewable Solutions and Policy Instruments Paperback – August 1, 2015
As the United States and China together currently make up around 35 percent of the world economy and 44 percent of the world CO2 emissions, without their serious actions, mankind’s battle against global warming would appear as Sisyphus’ ceaseless yet vain uphill labor.
Worse if either or both economic and environmental giants kept blaming each other of the eco footprint and expecting each other to fight the battle first.
This book is a thorough investigation of the two economic powerhouses’ environmental and ecological impacts in recent decades as well as their greening responses to the mounting sustainability challenges. It will help us not only answer many difficult yet provoking ethical questions related to sustainability, but also gain insights into the two giants’ sustainability challenges, assess the effectiveness of their recent greening efforts, and propose further greening policy innovations.
It will help enlighten every sustainability related seminar, empower every eco conscious student, activist, and citizen, and transform every economic and environmental policy and law maker and professional in their decision making.
About The Author
Professor Peter Yang was a research professor specializing in international
economics in China, who published on its economic reform policies
and strategies in the early reform years. He proposed, among other
measures, the reform of the Value Added Tax (VAT) as a major step in
China’s economic reforms. His current teaching and research as
Associate Professor at the Case Western Reserve University, USA,
focuses on German and Chinese Studies, such as Environmental and
Climate Protection Policy, Transformation to Sustainable
Development, Renewable Energy Promotion, and Renewable Energy