The Chinese Government Should Support Small Scale Agriculture for a Green China

Rowan Alcock, DPhil candidate in Politics, University of Oxford If China truly wants to be the leader in the global effort to avoid the worst effects of climate change, it needs to once again look at the rural as the place for revolutionary answers. China’s rapid growth has, to a large extent, been sustained and … Continue reading The Chinese Government Should Support Small Scale Agriculture for a Green China

Editorial: Challenges and Opportunities to Combat Climate Change

Dr Cynthia Wang, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick Today, our world faces unprecedented and mounting challenges: terrorism, climate change, conflicts and war-torn places, refugee crisis and migration, globalization and protectionism,exclusion and xenophobia, and blatant human rights violations in authoritarian states. New issues have also occurred regarding climate change and global warming. After the removal … Continue reading Editorial: Challenges and Opportunities to Combat Climate Change

To stand opposite the government, but not against it: Green Xiaoxiang and environmental participation in Hunan Province, China

Yuanni Wang, Graduate Student in Sociology, Hohai University.  To stand opposite the government, but not against it: this is the basic principle of Green Xiaoxiang, an environmental organization actively promoting pollution monitoring, environmental advocacy and environmental policy research. By sticking to this principle, Green Xiaoxiang has tried to adopt cooperative measures, and have played an effective … Continue reading To stand opposite the government, but not against it: Green Xiaoxiang and environmental participation in Hunan Province, China

Climate Change, Eco-Labelling, Corporate and Consumer Responsibility

India Holme, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick “When it comes to sustainability, 2016 will be a year of distraction, fear and disruption. Around the world, a host of economic and political threats – including the refugee crisis, terrorism and teetering markets in Europe and China – will continue to crowd headlines… long term environmental destruction is … Continue reading Climate Change, Eco-Labelling, Corporate and Consumer Responsibility

My journey in environmental justice: How – or rather why – I came to work on the Toxic Expertise project…

India Foster, Project Administrator, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK “It is universally considered just that each person should obtain that (whether good or evil) which he deserves; and unjust that he should obtain a good, or be made to undergo an evil, which he does not deserve. This is, perhaps, the clearest and most … Continue reading My journey in environmental justice: How – or rather why – I came to work on the Toxic Expertise project…