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Economic Development and Environmental Degradation: Local and Global Perspectives Subscribe to Alerts


With the introduction of free-market principles and economic liberalization, the drive for economic growth in China and parts of Africa has jeopardized the health of local environments. Whether through a lack of policies or lax enforcement, some local governments have neglected to protect their natural resources and allowed enterprises to pollute the air, water, and soil.

Join us on January 31st as we host Siyuan Song, PhD, Northwest University, Xi'an, China and Elias T. Ayuk, Director of Policy Advisory Services at CHAINT Afrique ACADEMY, Ghana. Our expert panelists will describe the tensions between growth and maintaining a healthy environment and address the question: What is the responsibility of local businesses and governments in managing the tension between economic development and climate-responsible policies and actions?