Sonntag, 20. November 2016, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

CHESS Workshop 2016

Local Climate Change Governance and Resource Management in China

Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften
Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Weitere Termine

Samstag, 19. November 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Issues revolving around climate change governance and resource management activities in China have ignited heated debates both in the country itself and abroad. Beyond doubt, China faces a multitude of environmental challenges – ranging from climate change-related impacts such as soil contamination, water scarcity and forest fires, to the overexploitation of natural resources, e.g. in the form of illegal logging. These problems have been tackled from two sides. On the one hand, the Chinese state – at both the central and the local level – has taken remedial action by issuing regulatory and policy measures. On the other hand, civil actors and other stakeholders have initiated bottom-up approaches to promote solutions to these challenges, in particular in urban areas. Given these impetuses from above and below, the question put up for discussion in the workshop is how these approaches have affected climate change governance and resource management activities at the local level. Is the resulting dynamic one of conflict, or rather one of cooperation?

The workshop aims to bring together young and experienced scholars in the field of environmental governance, and welcomes contributions from all kinds of disciplines (e.g., political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, history etc.).


The particiation in the workshop is free of charge, however in order to facilitate organization we kindly ask for registration under until 12 November. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 11 October.

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CHESS (China and the Environment in the Social Sciences)

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Julia Marinaccio
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/Sinologie