Essays on Climate Change in China Case Study

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The paper "Climate Change in China" is a good example of a micro and macroeconomic case study. China is considered to be a rapidly-developing country and therefore it has over time been vulnerable to the multiple adverse impacts of climate change. China has a large population and at the same time associated with rather low economic development levels as well as a fragile eco-environment and complex climate change (Xuejie et al. , 2001). These threats related to climate change and unsustainable environmental conditions have presented various threats to that country especially in the fields of forestry, eco-fragile environment and coastal zones, water resources, livestock breeding, and agriculture (Yihui et al. , 2007). The multiple pressures that China has been to eliminate poverty, develop their economy, as well as to lessen the outcomes of climate change which have been challenging for that country mainly because it has been undergoing significant economic development (Ding et al. , 2007).

However, despite the challenges, China has realized that they need to develop some economic policies which are intended to address the climate change issue and it has ever since been focused to do so.

It has also participated in the global efforts of addressing the same, for example through observing the Kyoto Protocol and playing a significant role in International Corporation (Ding et al. , 2007). Following this, the paper will discuss the climate change problem in China and the various economic concerns and policies that can be used to address it. Economic Issues of Climate Change Some of the potential effects of climate change include the rise in sea levels, enhanced average temperatures, and the changing patterns of precipitation among others.

These biophysical changes that are associated with climate change impact the human welfare detrimentally (Fu et al. , 2008). Climate change in China is evidently associated with slow economic growth which contradicts the goal of China which is to enhance their economic development. This is going to happen following the increase in the relative temperature which would then minimize the average GDP by a significant gap (Fu et al. , 2008). As has been discussed above, one of the sectors that are significantly affected by climate change in China is agriculture.

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