China-COMIFAC-CBFP Dialogue: Recent issue of "Chinadialogue"
Please download the recent issue of "Chinadialogue", from a London based website discussing environmental issues related to China. Concerning the topic, you will find some very interesting articles leading also to important background material:
1. A commentary from Li Shuo, a chinese Greenpeace Campaigner, arguing that "China bashing" doesn't do justice to the great efforts and big changes in China's environment. performance and that international processes/conferences (boaring as they are for many) have contributed a lot to this.
2. The well known MOFCOM/SFA guidelines, issued in 2008 to encourage chinese investors overseas into plantations and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) for complying with sustainability criteria, might have been procursors for more general CSR guidelines issued by MOFCOM and the ENV ministry last february, addressing chinese investors abroad. This indicates the clear intention of the Chinese government “to identify and preempt environmental risks in a timely manner, lead our companies to actively fulfill their social responsibility in environmental protection, build a good foreign image of Chinese companies and support the sustainable development of host countries" in stipulating that environmental strategies and management plans be developed, environmental impact assessments and mitigation plans for sensitive projects be prepared, environmental information be disclosed to the interested public and environmental aspects be considered in the supply chain.
Notice of the China Banking Regulatory Commission CBRC on Issuing the „Green Credit Guidelines“ issued already in 2012 by the China Banking Regulatory Commission: " China is rewriting the rules for cross-border investment governance"
3. An article concerning: China’s production of disposable chopsticks reaches 80 billion a year, causing 20 million trees to be felled. It provides interesting anecdotes on the relationship between traditional prevailing lifestyle and environmental risks
...Finally, we draw your attention to a very interesting report about a recent international seminar on "Green procurement of timber and wood products" in China, organized by the China timber and wood products distribution association (CTWPDA). This document contains a number of background information about the chinese timber market, government procurement policies, timber imports and the state of certification schemes in China. Download the Document: International Seminar on Green Procurement of Timber and and wood products
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