Restructuring Economy to Reduce Pollution in Southeast Asia and China

Restructuring Economy to Reduce Pollution in Southeast Asia and China

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by Zhang Shiqiu
2009 | Policy Brief Series Vol. 2009 No. 2 | 2 pages
  • Print 1656-8818
  • e-ISSN 2599-3917
English

Populate and perish! Rise in population together with fast economic growth continues to be a major contributor to environmental pollution. In addition, concerned countries need to change consumption and growth patterns, and stop biomass burning.

As population balloons and economic growth rises,  people will consume more goods coming from  the environment. Coal, a basic commodity that fuels various industries, continues to contribute pollution to the environment. Like coal, vehicles also top the list of being a major source of carbon dioxide emissions.