2014 Twinning Full Report: Investment Monitoring – Sustainable Farming – Waste Management – Emission Trading – Social Innovation”

This full report on the second round of NGO exchange “Twinning: partnerships between Chinese and European NGOs – Investment Monitoring – Sustainable Farming – Waste Management – Emission Trading – Social Innovation” displays the results, synergies, and lessons learned of the second round of EU-China NGO Twinning. It presents the backgrounds and future perspectives of Sino-European civil society exchange and cooperation, and presents the on-site experiences of the Chinese and European NGO staff working on the above mentioned topics.

Policy Briefing No. 1: Pollution victims in China: Strategies to mitigate chemical pollution and protect human health

In China one source of harm to human health and the environment is the continuous visible and invisible pollution by heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other chemicals that results from weak laws, lax enforcement, and the strong voice of the chemical industry. An additional harm is the social marginalization of pollution victims.