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Environment China

Beijing Energy Network

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A show about the people behind environmental protection in China. In-depth interviews on urgent topics, new ideas, and innovative solutions from professionals in the environmental field in China. Produced in collaboration with the Beijing Energy Net...Show More
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29:05 | Jun 20th

With the U.S. announcing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and China now embracing the concept of global climate governance, it’s easy to forget that 20 years ago, discussion of climate change in China was almost nonexistent. One per...Show More

48:56 | Jun 5th

Environment China is back from hibernation with a series of new interviews! First up, today’s episode was recorded live at the Beijing Bookworm International Literary Festival. It was an honor to be invited back for the second year in a row to host a...Show More
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01:24 | Sep 17th, 2018

You may be wondering, "Hey! Why has my Environment China feed been so quiet recently!?".  Well, we are taking an end-of-summer break.  We'll be back in one to two months with new episodes, and some exciting news about future developments with our pod...Show More

18:18 | Sep 7th, 2018

马天杰,中外对话北京运营副主编。加入中外对话之前,他担任绿色和平中国大陆项目总监。他于2009年取得美利坚大学国际环境政策硕士学位。他的英文博客Panda Paw, Dragon Claw (中文名:萌猛哒) 致力于从主流媒体以外的视角去记录和分析中国海外投资的足迹。 如果您有兴趣关注中外对话,请登录中外对话官网 https://www.chinadialogue.net/ 如果您有兴趣阅读Panda Paw, Dragon Claw 博客, 请点击 https://pandapawdragon...Show More

1:16:16 | Aug 8th, 2018

This week, we have a special episode that was recorded LIVE in Beijing at an event on July 5th.  Environment China hosted an evening panel discussion on the growing trend of podcasting and podcasters in Beijing.  We were joined by hosts and producers...Show More

29:09 | Jul 20th, 2018

“十三五”煤控目标如何实现,“一带一路”建设如何促进绿色发展,是目前中国能源环境问题的两个重要焦点。华北电力大学袁家海教授作为电力经济和电力低碳转型的专家,从电力发展的角度就以上问题开展了深度研究。在这期节目中,袁教授将通过实地调研案例,与我们分享他在 “十三五”电力行业控煤政策研究以及“一带一路”绿色电力合作研究中的发现。如果希望进一步阅读相关研究成果,可以在网络上搜索《持续推进电力改革 提高可再生能源消纳》,下载这份报告。 Our guest this episode is Professo...Show More

22:09 | Jul 11th, 2018

In today’s episode, we check the millennial box and take a look at blockchain -- and its energy implications. Alarming headlines came out earlier this year charting the rising energy consumption of Bitcoin and tracing the majority of its mining opera...Show More

23:50 | Jul 5th, 2018

在国际NGO“野生动植物保护国际”负责具体的研究项目几年之后,木兰科植物研究者赵兴峰和灵长类动物研究者宋晴川认为对动植物的保护比起研究更加紧迫。随着中国生态文明建设的不断深入,兴峰和晴川与几个志同道合的朋友共同创立了社会企业“大戟自然”,希望利用自己的科研背景、国际NGO的工作经验以及商业化的模式,为中国大大小小的自然保护地提供管理运营的解决方案。如果希望进一步了解大戟自然,可以关注“大戟自然”的微信公众号。   Our guests for this episode are Song Qing...Show More

27:16 | Jun 28th, 2018

What if we could turn smog into diamonds? This seemingly far-fetched idea is actually not so far from reality: a Dutch designer recently installed a tower in one of Beijing's most well-known art districts which does exactly that. While the installati...Show More

29:57 | Jun 21st, 2018

在良好的环境中工作、生活,是我们每个人都应当享有的权利。当环境污染侵害到了我们正常工作和生活的权益,我们可以通过法律途径要求污染者停止污染,向他们获取赔偿,维护自己的权益。然而,不具备环境法律权益知识的污染受害弱势群体,是否会被剥夺通过法律维护自身权益的权利?今天做客环境中国播客的嘉宾,中国政法大学王灿发教授,几十年来除了在环境法领域不断深耕,也致力于用自己的知识服务于社会大众,提高公众的环境维权意识,维护污染受害者的环境权益。他于1998年创立了全国第一家免费向污染受害者提供法律帮助的民间环保...Show More

27:04 | Jun 13th, 2018

Meet Joe and Carrie, the couple spreading the zero waste gospel in China. The dynamic duo opened the first zero waste store, “The Bulk House”, in China this year, selling products to help others live the zero waste lifestyle they adhere to. In today’...Show More

30:04 | Jun 7th, 2018

过去几年来越来越多的人讨论或参与生态旅行,但什么才是真正的负责任旅行呢?罗鹏是倡导负责任旅行企业生地行的创始人。过去五年来,她坚持自然教育,认为保护自然在于行动和育人。她为在城市生活的小朋友提供亲近自然、深入动植物保护地的机会,同时还为偏远保护区的少数民族文化保护与传承、农村经济发展等提供了良性循环、多方受益的解决方案。如果想了解更多有关生地行的故事,可以关注微信公众号ecoaction。 Our guest for this episode is LUO Peng, founder of ...Show More

27:48 | May 31st, 2018

In 2016, eight companies that had dumped untreated waste in the Tengger Desert were sued by NGOs. China’s Supreme People’s Court ruled that a lower court in Ningxia was liable to accept the case, and the decision eventually resulted in an environment...Show More

25:18 | May 23rd, 2018

水质问题尤其是农村地区的水质问题一直都是大家关注的焦点,然而这些问题到底是什么,是什么引起的,带来了什么影响,如何去解决是千村千面,各不相同的。任晓媛和她创立的MyH2O水信息平台希望倡导公民科学意识,通过在地大学生、环保社团、返乡青年和当地居民等进行实地调研,了解问题,搭建水质信息平台,为农村对接饮水安全资源,至今已集结各地团队走入近千村庄收集水安全信息。如果希望进一步了解晓媛的水信息平台,可以关注微信公众号MyH2O。 Our guest for this episode is Xiaoyu...Show More

30:16 | May 17th, 2018

Over 600 million Chinese people live in water-stressed regions. And perhaps nowhere are China's water challenges more acute than in the dusty farm-town regions of Xinjiang, along China's old Silk Road. This episode follows a 2000-year journey to hear...Show More
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0:00 | May 10th, 2018

南太平洋的巴布亚新几内亚拥有亚太地区尚存最大的热带雨林。现代史上规模最大的土地掠夺也在这片土地上发生。2014年至2016年间,全球见证追踪了一条从巴新森林到美国零售店的供应链,总计约九千英里(1.4万公里)。全球木材贸易导致了古老的巴新雨林被非法砍伐、环境遭受破坏、原住民的生活受到侵犯。全球见证的亚太森林项目负责人殷贝贝做客环境中国,追寻着雨林木的足迹,为大家讲述巴新非法木材贸易的故事。 Papua New Guinea  has the largest rain forestry in As...Show More

24:13 | May 2nd, 2018

Solar panels and wind turbines are probably the first things that come to mind when you think of solutions to climate change. A less prominent but equally critical solution is adopting a plant-based diet. Studies show that the meat industry contribut...Show More

29:48 | Apr 26th, 2018

在中国,野生动物保护和生物多样性保护越来越引起人们的重视。然而在开展动物保护的同时,我们更需要做的是保护动物的栖息地,只有保护动物赖以生存的生态环境系统不被破坏,野生动物才能得以持续繁衍和生存。这意味着野生动物保护和生物多样性保护的工作需要各个环节的参与,包括专家学者、当地政府、志愿者团体以及当地社区,甚至还有远在城市的我们。今天做客环境中国播客的嘉宾是中国科学院动物研究所的解焱副研究员。她是中国生物多样性保护领域的知名专家,于2013年提出保护地友好的概念,并创立保护地友好体系,致力于探索一种...Show More

23:21 | Apr 18th, 2018

Doctors abide by a millennia-old Hippocratic oath to “do no harm.” This oath usually refers to patient care, but today’s guest thinks the motto should extend to the environmental standards of the healthcare industry as well. Zhao Ang is the co-founde...Show More

27:03 | Apr 4th, 2018

Have you ever crossed frozen rivers to climb 4,000-meter ridges in search of snow leopards? This is a normal day "in the office" for Dr Justine Shanti Alexander. As a Regional Ecologist for the Snow Leopard Trust, Justine supports snow leopard resear...Show More

48:22 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Since Environment China launched in early 2017, there has already been significant change in China’s energy, environment, and climate landscape. In this episode, recorded as a live panel as part of the Bookworm International Literary Festival, we foc...Show More

26:38 | Mar 8th, 2018

Many consumers don’t realize that apparel manufacturing can be hugely polluting — and especially so to the environment in China, where roughly half of the world’s textiles are produced. Luckily, there are many easy ways for factories to cut down on e...Show More

26:08 | Feb 15th, 2018

China is a country with over 600 million gamers. What if all of this game playing could lead to good? With its Serious Games Initiative, the DC-based Wilson Center is working to communicate science and policy complexities through the world’s most dyn...Show More

23:42 | Feb 1st, 2018

Beijing's smoggy air has sparked a wave of creativity, giving rise to a range of products that aim to protect the public and their health. One innovative start-up, Kaiterra (formerly known as Origins), creates portable, high-accuracy monitors that me...Show More

26:00 | Jan 17th, 2018

Jade Gray set out with a mission to create the “Patagonia of Pizza.” Originally from New Zealand, today’s guest has pioneered sustainable entrepreneurship in Beijing over the past two decades. He is the co-founder of Gung Ho! Ventures, which includes...Show More

01:13 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Environment China is on winter break this week! We will be back in two weeks' time, with our regular schedule of episodes and interviews with environmental professionals in China. In the meantime... we hope that you are enjoying your holidays and the...Show More

20:48 | Dec 28th, 2017

环保和记者是天然的盟友。环境记者这个行当在中国存在的时间还不是特别久,近年来,在越来越多的记者的见证和记录下,环境问题的曝光率和关注度越来越高。今天的环境中国播客,让我们来听听环境记者的故事。在中国做环境记者是一种什么样的体验呢?石毅是澎湃新闻的一名记者。她从2014年开始关注环境议题,报道涉及生物多样性保护、气候变化、野生物犯罪调查等。她对新疆卡拉麦里违规调减保护区面积的报道推动了保护区的整改;过去2年,她关注中国人和中国企业在非洲投资所引起的环境问题,报道了中国人在纳米比亚涉及象牙贸易,在刚...Show More

25:29 | Dec 21st, 2017

China has a lot of dams – about 87,000 of them — and has almost one half of the world’s large dams, including the largest, the Three Gorges Dam. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that China’s hydro companies were among the first wave of Chinese companies...Show More

29:44 | Dec 14th, 2017

近些年来食品安全问题常常见诸报端。人们在思考其背后的原因的同时,也在试图寻找解决方案。今天参与我们对话的嘉宾是绿色和平东亚办公室食品与农业项目组的王婧。过去几年来,王婧和她同事们活跃在环保与生态农业圈,从事食品安全问题研究,倡导现代生态农业在中国的发展。本期节目中,她从政府、企业、农业生产者和普通消费者的不同角度分析了如何推动食品安全体系的建立,同时结合自身的经历介绍了生态农业在中国的发展现状和面临的问题。王婧亦是一名资深生态美食达人,是“吃货拯救世界”微信公众号的主要撰稿人,通过微信平台定期向...Show More

33:33 | Dec 6th, 2017

During the recent international climate talks in Bonn, Environment China partnered with chinadialogue to produce an episode on China’s Belt and Road in the context of the climate conference. China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an overseas investment an...Show More

15:35 | Nov 30th, 2017

网购和外卖极大地便利了我们的生活,但快递包装所消耗的资源和带来的垃圾却是一场生态浩劫。本期环境中国的嘉宾余元过着一种没有网购和外卖的“原始”生活,今天她来给大家讲讲她“不剁手”的极简生活方式。 余元 (Carrie) 是一位在北京创业的武汉女孩。她酷爱户外活动,崇尚极简主义。在践行极简生活方式的旅程中,她认识到了零浪费(zero waste)的生活方式,并创办了自己的社会企业The Bulk House/好思。在北京,余元主办了大大小小的工作坊和分享活动来倡导零浪费的生活方式,如果您对她的活动感...Show More

25:57 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Episode 2 of 3 of our miniseries on COP23 in Bonn, Germany. Our Chinese-language episodes will be returning in the following week.   Maybe you’ve heard of the Paris Agreement, the Kyoto Protocol, or even the ignominious Copenhagen summit. But only th...Show More

17:18 | Nov 20th, 2017

BONUS Episode from Environment China! How many cops does it take to screw in a climate lightbulb? At least 23? This last week, Bonn, Germany, hosted the 23rd "Conference of the Parties" (COP23) -- the latest iteration of the UN climate negotiations t...Show More

25:21 | Nov 16th, 2017

Which company has a greener supply chain in China: Apple or Dell? Mobike or Ofo? Puma or Nike?     China is often referred to as the “workshop of the world,” producing around a quarter of the world’s manufacturing output by value. But along with Chin...Show More

27:49 | Nov 9th, 2017

垃圾是人们生产和生活消费的必然产物。近年来,中国城市和农村人们生活水平的提高对垃圾处理容量带来了巨大的挑战。垃圾处理系统就好比是家庭的卫生间,直接决定着我们的健康、卫生和生活质量。 从垃圾处理水平最高的国家和地区的经验来看,无论使用多么先进的技术来焚烧、填埋或者堆肥,源头的垃圾减量和有效回收才是处理垃圾问题的关键。我们的嘉宾陈立雯是一名一线的环保工作者,她从国外留学归来之后扎根在中国农村,帮助村民建立起了垃圾分类的生态管理系统。今天的节目中她会为大家分享她在南峪村实施垃圾分类项目的故事、感悟以及...Show More

26:41 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Over the past 50 years, overfishing has caused China’s domestic catch to shift from a focus on high-value, mature fish to catching massive numbers of low-value fish. The smallest and most juvenile of these are often referred to as ‘trash fish,’ as th...Show More

18:55 | Oct 26th, 2017

IPCC指出,全球49%的温室气体排放与城市有关,与此同时,我们正在经历大规模快速的城市化浪潮,预计2030年全球将有60%的人口生活在城市中,而2050年这个数字将增长至70%。这既是机遇又是挑战,城市化过程需要从传统模式向低碳模式转变,而城市的经济发展模式也需要经历转型的阵痛。可以说,城市转型的成败关乎全球2℃目标的实现与否。中国自2010年开始进行低碳试点工作,截至目前已确定了29个省区81个城市进行低碳试点。如何评价中国城市的低碳发展进程?独立智库绿色创新发展中心联合美国劳伦斯伯克利国家...Show More

24:41 | Oct 19th, 2017

Most of China’s youth are being raised in urban jungles, with little chance to experience and understand the earth’s tremendous ecosystems. But one intrepid environmentalist from Shandong wanted to see Antarctica so badly she started a crowdfunding c...Show More

25:03 | Oct 12th, 2017

过去几年来,中国深受雾霾困扰,无论是政府还是专家都在积极寻求成因和良策。在北京深圳这样的大城市,基本达成的共识是机动车是PM2.5的主要污染源。于是,在政府大力治理大气污染的同时,具有零排放或低排放的新能源汽车在中国的迅猛发展也就不难理解了。今天做客环境中国播客的嘉宾是来自国际清洁交通委员会的中国团队研究员崔洪阳。洪阳和大家分享了中国新能源汽车的推广概况和经验,也介绍了不同城市的新能源汽车推广的共性和个性,同时还介绍了国内外遇到的共同难题。如果听众朋友希望了解更多内容,可以登录国际清洁交通委员会...Show More

20:15 | Oct 5th, 2017

In this episode, we sit down with Charlotte King, a Communications Specialist at the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), to learn about the global efforts to scale up bamboo agriculture. Charlotte explains some of the biology behind ...Show More

20:04 | Sep 28th, 2017

近年来,气候变化毋庸置疑已经成为了全球热点话题。此前中美两国在应对气候变化方面的双边合作以及各自国内政策吸引了广泛的关注。然而随着不久前美国总统特朗普宣布退出《巴黎协定》,局面又有了新的发展。同时另一方面,中国设立气候变化南南合作基金,积极开展合作项目。无论是中美对话还是南南合作,中国本土NGO都在其中发挥了重要作用。 今天做客环境中国播客的嘉宾是来自全球环境研究所GEI的常务秘书季琳。季琳所在的GEI是一家成立于2004年的中国本土非营利性组织,曾积极参与并推动中美两国气候变化的二轨对话,同...Show More

26:01 | Sep 21st, 2017

The California-China climate relationship has been thrust into the spotlight since Governor Jerry Brown of California visited China following President Trump’s Paris withdrawal announcement, and also recently extended the state's cap and trade progra...Show More

22:49 | Sep 7th, 2017

Cities are microcosms of the world’s environmental issues. By 2030, one billion people are expected to be urban residents in China, and some three quarters of global emissions to come from cities. The issues impacting a urban sustainability are numer...Show More

03:46 | Aug 24th, 2017

Environment China is on summer break this week! We will be back in two weeks' time, with our regular schedule of episodes and interviews with environmental professionals in China. Plus, listen in this week for a special announcement about our soon-to...Show More

29:20 | Aug 10th, 2017

Our planet is warming; our ice caps and glaciers are melting. By pumping massive amounts of greenhouse gases into the air, humankind is effectively tinkering with the atmosphere, putting ourselves on a path to dangerous levels of climate change. But ...Show More

27:14 | Jul 27th, 2017

Soil pollution is the least-discussed of China's “big three” pollution issues of air, water and soil, and also the last of the three to be directly addressed through government policy. Why are China’s soil pollution challenges so difficult to address...Show More

24:28 | Jul 13th, 2017

Lawsuits. If you've seen the films Erin Brockovich or A Civil Action, you're probably familiar with the concept of environmental public interest litigation. In the U.S. and other countries, the birth of environmental laws barely preceded the advent o...Show More

26:18 | Jun 29th, 2017

China is the world's largest importer of soy, with more of that soy coming from Brazil than any other country in the world. But what does the journey of a soybean look like? And what is the environmental impact of this massive trade? Luckily, more is...Show More

25:50 | Jun 15th, 2017

In recent years, "citizen science" has spread across the globe, allowing people from all walks of life to contribute to scientific studies. For all-encompassing issues such as climate change, this approach has been instrumental in gathering new kinds...Show More

28:22 | Jun 1st, 2017

Just two decades ago, wind and solar only accounted for a fraction of our global energy supply. Now, thanks to the rapid expansion of large wind and solar plants, especially in places like China, the conversation has changed from "whether" we can pow...Show More

27:28 | May 18th, 2017

The power grid. Most of us don't think too much about what's behind the switches and the wires and the circuits. Will the lights come on when you flip on a light switch at home or will you be left in the dark? Will those electrons come from a solar f...Show More

29:41 | May 4th, 2017

In the first episode of our Green Power mini-series, we travel to the winter wonderland of Zhangjiakou in 2022—the year the city, along with Beijing, will host the Winter Olympics. Alongside this ambition, Zhangjiakou has set strong targets for renew...Show More

22:08 | Apr 18th, 2017

Many people associate "nature conservation" and "China" with images of giant pandas leisurely munching bamboo or evasive snow leopards roaming the Tibetan Plateau. But to Shanshui Conservation Center, equally important is the concept of "eco-equality...Show More

25:16 | Apr 6th, 2017

The financial system is the lifeblood of the global economy, channeling capital to businesses to fuel economic growth -- but this economic growth has often come at the expense of our environment and climate. "Green Finance," then, describes a financi...Show More

25:41 | Mar 23rd, 2017

China's smoggy skies dominate international headlines and threaten public health, spurring China's top policy-makers to declare a "war on pollution." But where does  PM 2.5 pollution come from? And what pollution control solutions have actually been ...Show More

20:49 | Mar 9th, 2017

Growing public awareness of environmental issues in China has prompted the rise of media outlets dedicated specifically to environmental topics. Among these, Kedao Media (可道), a new media platform, provides an outlet for Chinese youth to spur awarene...Show More

23:10 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Fossil fuel subsidies lower the price we pay for gasoline, heating, and other commodities, but they also incentivize greater consumption of coal and oil – which pollute the environment and threaten the global climate. A recent peer review of China’s ...Show More

17:54 | Feb 9th, 2017

Health concerns from food safety scares have compelled some Beijingers to buy imported food. Erica Huang wants to buck that trend by making safe, sustainable food and other products accessible to urban residents of Beijing.   This episode features ...Show More

19:18 | Jan 26th, 2017

"Renewable energy" typically conjures up images of rooftops decked out in solar panels or wind turbines twirling on a hillside.  But there are also less “picturesque” forms of clean energy— including sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment. Did y...Show More

19:55 | Jan 13th, 2017

Local pollution, climate change, and increasing demand all pose significant strains on the availability of clean and reliable water supplies for China's homes, farms, and industries. And all of this translates to real financial risks for companies an...Show More

01:51 | Jan 9th, 2017

Tune in to learn about Environment China, a brand-new podcast from the Beijing Energy Network (BEN). We hope you'll join us in listening to our first series of podcasts as we chat with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts in the environmental field ...Show More