World Resources Institute

For Water Use And Climate Change In Western China

  • Amount
    $400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/14/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The government of China is proposing to move carbon intensive industries and coal-fired power generation out of the Eastern provinces and into the less-developed, environmentally sensitive Western provinces. This project seeks to create and expand tools for state planners, academics, and NGOs to quantify the water risks and trade-offs that come with developing Western China’s massive coal reserves. Often the Chinese government will approve coal projects without adequate information on the supply of water needed for the project. Through this grant, the World Resources Institute will also promote the concept of tying new coal projects in water-stressed areas to comprehensive environmental impact reviews.
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