The United Nations Environmental Programme/Global Resources Information Database (UNEP/GRID) in Arendal, Norway and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) both contributed to this report on China's environment. The site begins with an explanation of the forces driving environmental reform. These include rapid economic development, a quickly growing population, an increased demand for energy, and the alleviation of poverty. The remaining sections detail the current state of various environments or concerns, including urban areas, water, biodiversity, acid rain, the ozone layer, land resources, forest resources, and environmental management. Each of these sections is subdivided into pressures facing the highlighted resource, the state of the resource, and what is being done to correct or prevent future degradation. Background information as well as additional online resources are included for each environmental resource.
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