Ecological Crisis, Eco-civilization, and Eco-cities

  • Tongjin YangEmail author
  • Weiping Sun
  • Juke Liu
  • Dingjun Wang
  • Gang Zeng
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


Humanity has been making efforts to protect the environment since the 1960s. The United Nations (UN) held the first ever conference on the human environment in 1972. Despite decades of activity, the environmental crisis facing humanity is growing in magnitude and is less controlled than ever. While local improvements have flourished, the overall state of the global environment has deteriorated. The additional predicament of climate change raises the environmental issue to the level of one of the greatest challenges for human beings in the twenty-first century. The ecological crisis facing humanity manifests itself around the world predominately in the following respects:


Circular Economy Industrial Civilization Genuine Saving Ecological Crisis State Environmental Protection Administration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tongjin Yang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Weiping Sun
    • 2
  • Juke Liu
    • 3
  • Dingjun Wang
    • 3
  • Gang Zeng
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Public Policy and ManagementGuangxi UniversityNanningChina
  2. 2.Center for Social DevelopmentChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Lanzhou City UniversityLanzhouChina
  4. 4.The School of Resources and Environmental ScienceEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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