The 17th GCR Working Seminar: Environmental Policy and Governance: A Dialogue between China and India

7 May 2019 | The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Co-organized with the HKIAPS and the Department of Geography and Resource Management, and sponsored by the Worldwide Universities Network, the 17th Global China Research Programme Working Seminar was held on 7 May 2019. Prof. Yuan Xu, Associate Professor of CUHK’s Department of Geography and Resource Management, gave an overview of the seminar.


The seminar was divided into two parts. In the first part, Prof. Carlos W. H. Lo (Head, Department of Government and Public Administration, CUHK) shared his research and analysis on China’s environmental governance and regulatory enforcement since the 1990s. He had conducted research in seven cities in mainland China, including Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Dalian. He elaborated on the process of conducting environmental governance research and used his previous three research studies as examples.


In the second part, Dr Deepak Singh (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK) introduced India’s environmental governance. India, as a rising economic power, is witnessing the dual challenge of growth and environmental degradation. The presentation gave a critical view of various stages in the evolution of India’s environmental governance strategies, starting from the era of country’s independence and ending with the contemporary period.


Twenty scholars, researchers, and students attended the seminar.