China’s economic growth continues at a staggering pace as we enter into their 12th Five-Year Plan. GDP per capita has never been higher, and as nearly 20% of the world is lifted out of poverty, the enormous migration of Chinese from rural regions to urban centers places a tremendous strain on society, natural resources, and [...]
We are pleased to welcome Enel and Sime Darby to the Earth Institute’s Corporate Circle. Sime Darby has pledged $475,000 for the Tropical Agriculture Program and $25,000 for the China 2049 program as a “Strategic Partner” of the Institute. Enel has joined as a “Sustaining Partner” with a $25,000 gift. Both corporations are supporting the [...]
Two new gifts from donor Winnington Group of Hong Kong are helping support the Millennium Cities Initiative and the Earth Institute’s new China 2049 project, which seeks to answer the following crucial questions: What will the Chinese economy look like one hundred years after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China? How can public and private stakeholders in China plan now so that by mid-century the country will be economically dynamic, socially harmonious, and environmentally sustainable? Given the challenges Accra, Ghana is facing today in urban infrastructure, population growth, energy consumption and water issues—what lessons can Accra learn from China?