Had you looked across Shanghai’s Huangpu River from west to east in the 1980s, you would mostly have seen farmland dotted with a few scattered buildings. At the time, it was unimaginable that East Shanghai, or Pudong, would one day become a global financial centre; that its futuristic skyline, sleek expressways, and rapid trains would one day be showcased in blockbusters like James Bond and Mission Impossible movies! It was also unimaginable that the Shanghainese would consider living in Pudong.
How wrong that would have been! Pudong is now hosting some of the world’s most productive companies, and boosting some of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. And Shanghai has become China’s most important global city, lifting the entire hinterland with it.
Around the world, waste generation rates are rising.
In 2012, the worlds’ cities generated 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year, amounting to a footprint of 1.2 kilograms per person per day. With rapid population growth and urbanization, municipal waste generation is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025.
On Wednesday, June 17 from 09:00 – 10:00 EST (15:00 – 16:00 NL Time), join the World Bank Open Learning Campus Webinar Series on green urbanization in China: toward efficient, inclusive, and sustainable urbanization.
A suggested agenda for environmental management and sector policies for promoting environmentally sustainable urbanization in China.
This session is moderated by Mr. Gailius J. Draugelis. More information and registration is available at https://goo.gl/bKEQsO.
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 15:00 – 16:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters, JB1-080 & Online
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