Genia Kostka, Assistant Professor of Chinese Business Studies at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, visits Inside the Issues this week to share insights on the ground-up green politics taking place in China. Kostka notes that while the country may be reluctant to make international environmental commitments, positive change can be seen at the domestic level. The rise in “Not In My Back Yard” (NIMBY) protests and national level environmental targets are resulting in local level political imitation and broader environmental consciousness. While the nation still faces many green challenges, including corruption and competing priorities, the inclusion of environmental issues and climate change on local political agendas is certainly a positive step forward.

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