China Environment Forum 环境学术论坛

Forum: China and the Environment / The Environment and China



This symposium, which took place on June 5, 2013, was jointly organised and hosted with the Gustav-Radbruch-Network for Environmental Philosophy and Ethics. The great practical experience of the speakers in China made the talks all the more informative. Topics covered included the Hukou System of household registration, which limited mobility after its introduction in the Mao era (Professor Johannes Küchler, TU Berlin), water  supply in the Tarim basin, of crucial importance in the west of China given its gas and oil resources and rising cotton production (Dr. Niels Thevs, Greifswald University), and the environmental awareness of the Chinese population, based on interviews with local people (Dr. des. Herrn Jorit Neubert). The symposium was very well attended and ended in lively debate.