方允仲新作《低碳新生活》(英文版)

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方允仲新作《低碳新生活》(英文版)
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Low-carbon Lifestyle
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方允仲 著,Paol White 等译
ISBN:978-7-5146-0298-2
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方允仲新作《低碳新生活》(英文版)图书简介

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本书是系列外宣丛书“国际责任—中国在行动”中的一本,也是中国画报出版社拟于以后数年内在国际多边关系和合作方面推出的重点外宣品牌。即具有以图片宣传为主的形式、新闻专题快捷迅速的时效、多家传媒单位合作的特点。
改革开放以来,中国经济和社会得到快速全面的发展,国际地位不断提升,中国由此也更加深入和广泛地融入到当代国际体系之中,并以更加积极和主动的姿态参与国际事务,承担起越来越多的国际责任。中国作为联合国五个常任理事国之一,在重大国际和地区事务中发挥了一个负责任大国应有的作用,积极维护国际和平与正义,反对霸权主义和强权政治,坚持通过和平谈判解决国际争端的原则立场;中国坚决维护广大发展中国家的权益,致力于建立公正合理的国际新秩序。
“国际责任——中国在行动”正是基于和平与发展的一贯主张,通过翔实的文字和生动的图片,以事实说话,传播中国倡导构建“和谐世界”的理念,促进人类的共同繁荣和发展。
在2010年11月哥本哈根国际气候大会多边谈判破裂的情况下,中国继续承诺2020年二氧化碳排放量最终要比2005年少40%到45%,欧盟现在只承诺20%,而且欧美不考虑国家的发展状况和过去对全球环境造成的损害,单方加重包括中国在内的发展中国家的责任,反映了新时期对和平发展的中国十分敌对的心理和敌对的政策。
面对全球变暖等国际气候和生态环境问题,中国政府积极履行义务进行应对,并参加了几乎所有的与环境保护有关的多边进程、国际公约、条约和议定书,自觉履行一个大国的责任。2010年2月24日国务院召开常务会议,研究部署进一步贯彻落实重点产业调整和振兴规划,再次提出,要强化安全、环保、能耗、质量等指标的约束作用,提高落后产能企业和项目使用能源、资源、环境、土地的成本。建立钢铁行业碳排放考核指标体系和汽车产品节能管理制度,启动石化行业低碳技术示范工程建设。
本书就是要通过具体的文字和图片,通过具体的人和事,对“低碳中国”进行全面的反映:反映政府的政策和措施,反映中国企业在政府的主导下,积极追求资源的合理开采和充分利用,参与环境保护工作;反映中国公民,积极节能节水、减少生活排放的具体故事;以及全社会倡导循环经济,积极致力于构建资源节约型、环境友好型社会的情况。本书文图并茂,以图片为主,多角度反映了中国在节能减排方面做出的积极努力。

方允仲新作《低碳新生活》(英文版)英文信息

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Contents
Preface Low-carbon Lifestyle: First and Only Choice of the Chinese People
Chapter 1 Low-carbon: Radical Public Awareness and Vanguard Lifestyle
Low-carbon Lifestyle in the Eyes of Ordinary People
Extraordinary Public Enthusiasm
When Low Carbon Is a Mainstream Trend
Commodity Selling Points and Different Marketing Methods
“Brother Low-carbon” – Self-scoffing of the People in the Low-carbon Culture
LOHAS – A Healthy and Happy Lifestyle
Chapter 2 Saving the Glaciers with Low-carbon Clothing
Low Carbon: a New Fashion Led by Pop Stars
Low-carbon Fashions Becoming Popular
Fashion and the Circular Economy
Low-carbon Washing
Industrial Manufacturing: Carbon Label, Eco Circle and “5R”
New Changes in the Clothing Industry
Low-carbon Cosmetics
No Tissue Paper – The “Hankiers”
Chapter 3 Low-carbon Eating: “An Extremely Important Matter”
“Low-carbon Restaurants” and Environmental Sensitivity
Avoiding Disposable Products
“Pooling” in Dining
“Healthy Cooking”: Key to Low-carbon Eating
Low-carbon Cooking Also Important
Chapter 4 Low-carbon Housing: A Revolution in Dwelling Architecture
Real Estate Developers Facing the Low-carbon Trend
Showcasing the Future of Chinese Architecture
Low-carbon Dwelling
Dalian’s Low-carbon Housing Project
Energy-saving Lamps and Solar Subsidies
Chapter 5 Low-carbon Travel: Step by Step
Kingdomof Bicycles
Celebrities Advocating Public Transport
Transition to Kingdom of Electric Bicycles
Prospects for New Energy Automobiles in China Seen by Warren Buffett
Alternate Use of Traffic Control and Subsidies
Chapter 6 Family Life: Following the Trend of Low-carbon
Low-carbon Family Life
Low-carbon Electrical Appliances
New Energy-efficiency Standards
Low-carbon Furnishings Becoming Popular
Raising Pets and Growing Plants
Chapter 7 Doing Good to the Environment in Leisure Time
Low-carbon Travel: From Concept to Practice
Experiencing Low-carbon Travel
Urbanites Keen on Low-carbon Leisure
Take Your Own Toiletries
Chapter 8 When Low Carbon Meets Culture
Low-carbon Performances in the Dark
Low-carbon Economy and Chinese Films & TV
Low-carbon Reading and Low-carbon Publications
Handheld Readers Initiating a New Era of Low-carbon Reading
Culture Industry: “Smokeless Factory”
Low-carbon Financing: The Culture Industry Gains Popularity
Chapter 9 Low-carbon Activities in the Office
Recycled Stationery
Low-carbon Offices in Public Institutions
E-government and E-commerce Promoting Green Offices
“Green Office” Business Opportunities
“Green Office” Assessment Fashion
“Green Collar” Represents Taste
Chapter 10 Retail Sector: Low-carbon Business Model
Low-carbon Business Operations
“Retail-sector Energy-saving Drive”
Online Supermarkets Promoting Low-carbon Retailing
Refusing Excessive Packaging
Chapter 11 Low-carbon Logistics: Forging a Green Supply Chain
Logistical Delivery in the Era of the Internet
COSCO: Information Shoring Up Green Logistics
Green Warehouses
Campaigns to Reduce Energy Consumption
Container-turned Dormitories
Chapter 12 Energy Consumption in the Low-carbon Era
LED Illumination in Public and Business Areas
Clean and Intelligent Way of Energy Transmission
Wind Power: Weapon against Carbon
Nuclear Power: From Moderate to Positive Development
Solar Energy: World’s No. 1 Source
Biomass Energy: Organic Fuel and Power
Oceanic Energy: Surfing on the Low-carbon Tide
State Goal: Consumption of Non-fossil Energies to 15% by 2020
Chapter 13 Industry in the Low-carbon Era
The Government: Restructuring against Global Financial Crisis
To Whom Have the Loans Gone?
Low-carbon Industries: Target of Venture Capital
Sharp-nosed Businesspeople
Energy-saving Innovation of Traditional Enterprises
Low-carbon Industries Providing Opportunities
Chapter 14 Low Carbon, BetterCity
Mentougou District: Building a Low-carbon Residential Model
Green Transport in Cities
Charging Stations
Clean Energy Indicating the Orientation of the Chinese Government
Green Buildings: Energy Saving from Construction to Operation
Looking for a Sustainable Road in Dynamic Development
City Management: Low-carbon Practices in Details
Chapter 15 Low-carbon Efforts in Building a New Countryside
Low-carbon Countryside: Heheng and Guantao Models
Energy Conservation and Conservation Tillage
Alternative to Straw Burning
Regional Agricultural Circulation Model
Chapter 16 Forest and Carbon Sink: Entrust Others to Plant Trees for Us
China Taking the Lead inForest-based Carbon Sink Project
Carbon Fund Purchases and Carbon Offset Car Stickers
Tree Planters Benefiting from Forest-based Carbon Sink Compensation
Wenzhou, the First Regional Carbon Fund Promoted by Local People
Carbon Offset by Individuals and Enterprises
Chapter 17 Carbon Finance and Carbon Exchange: A Glimpse into the Future
China’s Banks Saying “No” to High-carbon Projects
China’s Localities Busy Setting Up Carbon Exchanges
Chinese Enterprises Setting Up Domestic “Carbon Agencies”
“Panda Standard” Propelling China’s Self-dependent Carbon Trading System
China’s First Carbon Exchange Route Map
Chapter 18 The Earth Is Feverish: What Will Happen to China?
Extreme Climate Disasters Increasing
Plateaus and Glaciers Are Weeping
Rise of the Sea Level
Climate Change Threatening Food Supply
Big Challenge for China
Chapter 19 Sustainable Development: China’s Low-carbon Development Concept
Increased Investment in the Green Economy
China’s Response to Climate Change
China’s Contribution
China’s Stand
Transforming the Economic Development Pattern: A Decision Put into Action
Chapter 20 Legal Steps to Promote Low-carbon Development
“Low-carbon Economy” Top of 2010’s Agenda
Establishing a Complete Green Legal System
Importance Attached to Low-carbon Legislation
Local Legislation Concerning Ecological Conservation
Chapter 21 The Future of Low Carbon
Clean Energy for Development
Green, Low-carbon and Circular Economy
Science and Technology Promoting Green Development
Transforming the Economic Development Pattern
Responsibility · Cooperation · Mutual Benefit
Acknowledgement
References
Preface
Low-carbon Lifestyle: First and Only Choice of the Chinese People
At the end of 2009 the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen made that city a familiar name to most Chinese people, even those who had never been out of their country. Almost overnight, ordinary Chinese became aware of a new concept – “low carbon.” Global warming, submergence of land and mankind’s survival: these topics suddenly came closer to the Chinese people, and even housewives and schoolchildren found these matters related to their lifestyles. Moreover, these concerns caused fear among ordinary people, more than the movie 2012 caused. Nevertheless, the Chinese people assumed a sense of responsibility for doing whatever they could to save the earth and mankind.
In a very short time, the “low carbon” wave swept over China. From south to north, from urban to rural areas, the Chinese, housewives or white-collars, are discussing whether their lifestyle is low-carbon. To buttress their argument, many go out to enjoy the cool air instead of staying in air-conditioned rooms in summer.
Canny business people have adopted low-carbon-related slogans, including questionable ones relating to “low-carbon” clothes, food, houses and hotels… Most business people have cut the costs of their products or services (while raising their prices) on the excuse of energy conservation and emission reduction, and it is always consumers who pay the bill.
Some people claim that the “low carbon” slogan is an empty one. In the 1960s and 1970s what people worried about seemed to be global cooling. And a survey shows that by June 2010 more books had been published on global cooling than on global warming. Some countries and some people raise global warming as a hot issue in their own interests, as it allows them to propose to set limits to the economic growth of developing countries. The well-known “Glacier Swindle” makes me doubt the motive of those who advocate a “low-carbon economy.” A few years ago, some people were keen on discussing the hole in the ozone layer; in the past two years, it has died away as a topic of concern, as some developed countries stop making freon refrigerators. In fact, environmental protection topics of concern change quickly. Some conclusions are not based on sound statistics.
The “low carbon” topic has revealed some greedy, narrow-minded and cunning people. The stages on which they appear are certainly different: some are backed by a superpower, some are backed by considerable capital; some are just living rooms, vegetable plots, kitchens…
Anyway, the Chinese people are fanatical followers of the low-carbon lifestyle. Although China’s economy is developing rapidly, its people’s lifestyle is not so affluent. China’s per capita income ranks below 100th worldwide; many people still lead a frugal life: they do not go sightseeing very often; they save money on food and health expense…
The per capita income in Beijing ranks top among Chinese cities. But let’s look at the true picture. From July 1, 2010, the monthly per capita subsistence allowance granted to urban residents has been increased from 410 yuan to 430 yuan (about US$64), while the yearly amount for rural residents has been increased from 2040 to 2520 yuan (about US$31.3 a month). [1] A certain number of Beijingers, though not many, live on subsidies.
“China has 150 million people each with an income below the UN poverty line of US$1 per day. This is the reality in China; that is, China is still a developing country, with its per capita income trailing behind the 100th place in the world and a large population below the poverty line,” according to Yao Jian, spokesman of China’s Ministry of Commerce, on August 17, 2010. Even though the Chinese poverty line is 1,300 yuan annually per capita, there are over 40 million people below that line. [2]
For ordinary Chinese, a low-carbon lifestyle can enable them to save money as well as shoulder their responsibility for mankind. They can lead a decent lifestyle with honor, and be quite happy.
Top Chinese leaders are enthusiastic promoters of low-carbon lifestyle. Here,or even a low-carbon economy; but we do not want to evade such topics, nor can we. As Premier Wen Jiabao said, “The population of China – 1.3 billion – is huge. Any cause for concern, no matter how trivial, multiplied by 1.3 billion will become a big problem; and conversely, any economic aggregate divided by 1.3 billion will become a tiny number.” For China, with a population of 1.3 billion, the first problem is food, then transport, housing, education, employment… If China cannot do a good job of conserving energy resources and protecting the environment, it cannot solve these problems.
Some Chinese like to say that China is strong, and is among the front runners of economic development. However, most Chinese do not agree. President Hu Jintao once said, “Although China is among the front runners in the world in economic aggregate, its per capita GDP trails behind the 100th place. China is still the largest developing country. Its population accounts for one fifth of the world’s total. The urban-rural discrepancy and regional imbalance are serious developmental issues. There are many difficulties awaiting solution, and China’s road to modernization will be a long one.” China’s top leaders understand the reality, but some officials do not. These officials tend to exaggerate their achievements, and usually overlook the long-term development of the country and the people’s interests. For this reason Chinese leaders are worried about how to solve the country’s pressing problems. It is an arduous task to develop China, and the road is long.
China will fulfill its duty in energy conservation and emissions reduction, but the country still needs to develop. Most of my friends are faithful followers of the low-carbon lifestyle; but, having been “mortgage slaves” for many years, they also want to buy an economical car when they have enough money, so that it will be convenient when their parents visit from their rural homes. But the lifestyle of their parents may be more “low-carbon,” as most of them have never been 50 km away from home. So what should my friends do? Give up buying a car and help prevent global warming, or buy one and satisfy their spouses’ wish? Such a choice is hard to imagine for those who go to Paris and New York on shopping sprees, carry an LV handbag, drive a Mercedes-Benz or BMW, live in a villa with central air-conditioning, while abstaining from eating meat, and talking about a low-carbon lifestyle. They are certainly Chinese, or used to be. But they have no common language, or even common interests, with ordinary Chinese.
The situation of China is similar to that for most families.
Advocating a low-carbon lifestyle and developing a low-carbon economy are in line with China’s need for national development, and also its duty as a responsible developing country. History has proved time and again that China has always taken its global responsibilities seriously. To keep on this track, it is making sacrifices in the course of its development while taking an active part in international negotiations on carbon-emission reduction. China has put forth its view on sustainable development, and proposed to build an environmentally-friendly and energy-conserving society. The reality is that China has a large population, and consequently will have a large population in future generations. Thus China is greatly affected by climate and environmental changes. However, China will never develop at the expense of destroying the environment and sacrificing its posterity. China will make its due contribution to the fight against global climate change.
A low-carbon China is quite possible. The information in this book shows that the low-carbon lifestyle of the Chinese people is simple. The Chinese people pose no pressure or threat to others, but set strict demands on themselves. They live such a lifestyle without any driving force from outside, but on their own initiative. They never stand aloof on moral principles and pressure or judge others for some ulterior motive. They are not extremists, nor hypocrites who sell products and ideas in the name of environmental protection.
September 2010
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