Reform! Long Live the Ecological Civilisation
by China Water Risk 16 March, 2018
China’s “Two Sessions” weren’t just about a “President for Life”, an “ecological civilisation” is now enshrined in the constitution and ministerial reforms are imminent. What do these mean for water? Pay attention to our five highlights or risk being blindsided! Don’t just take our views. See what top commentators have to say on China’s global leadership on the environment as City University’s Nanda summarises. Also, hear from water experts Biswas and Tortajada on China’s soft power expansion and hurdles ahead. All these will need the help of finance and technological innovation. Hong Kong appears ready to lead in sustainable finance, as RS Group’s Kelly, Ng and Lui find from the Sustainable Finance Initiative’s first market-survey. As for innovation, China can learn from Singapore in developing new technology to produce clean water. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s Lee and Tortajada expand. The era of Beautiful China has “officially” begun. Start by catching up with our 2017-2018 review of key water policies.
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