International experience of green development in Western China: An overall review of policy and practice

Lin Zhen*, Jie Hu, Bingzhen Du, Jiyuan Liu, Chuanzhun Sun, Ruizi Wu, Xin Long, Qiang Zhang

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Green development emphasizes co-development between economic and environmental dimensions, and is a peoplecentered sustainable development approach. Western China demands green development, and international experience could provide necessary, unique and important help and support for Western China to achieve its green development goals. This paper has made a comprehensive overall review and analysis of international experience in green development policy and its implementation, in particular, OECD countries’ (mostly Australia and Canada) experience have been analyzed following the major policy foci defined by the Task Force on Strategy and Policies on Environment and Development in Western China initiated by China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). Data and information were gathered from the field surveys and investigations, expert meetings, as well as literature review. The main sessions include policy framework and road map establishment, implementation and performance assessment, co-development between economic development and environmental protection, as well as green employment and poverty alleviation. The paper has addressed five policy considerations for the future promotion of green development in Western China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-290
JournalChinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Green development
  • OECD experience
  • Policy
  • Stakeholders


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