Keyword: Environment

Human Rights Action Plan Prohibits Extorting Confessions

The State Council Information Office issued its second human rights plan — Human Rights Action Plan (2012-2015).

NGO Participation in Disaster Relief : Profiles of Reconstruction After the Sichuan Earthquake

NGO Participation in Disaster Relief : Profiles of Reconstruction After the Sichuan Earthquake

This is our last in a series of articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan.  This article highlights the ongoing work of 10 NGO projects in the long-term reconstruction work in the earthquake-stricken areas of Sichuan.

Is the Alashan (SEE) Foundation a Model For the One Foundation?

Is the Alashan (SEE) Foundation a Model For the One Foundation?

This article is written by the founder of the environmental NGO, Green Beagle Environmental Institute, and offers a fairly scathing critique of the way in which Chinese foundations carry out their grantmaking work.

CDB Editorial: Liang Congjie

CDB Editorial: Liang Congjie

This editorial on Liang Congjie, founder of Friends of Nature and one of the pioneers of the first generation of NGO activists in China is the first of the CDB editorials that we are providing on this website.

Gingko Partner Interviews: Mei Nianshu

Gingko Partner Interviews: Mei Nianshu

This article profiles Mei Nianshu, founder of the environmental NGO, Green Kunming, in Yunnan province and one of five Narada Foundation Gingko Partners for 2010.

The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action

The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action

This article takes a fresh look at familiar waste management issues. Given the many environmental NGOs involved, waste management has developed into a rare arena for grassroots social action

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.

From Opposition to Dialogue

From Opposition to Dialogue

The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) is one of China’s best-known independent environmental NGOs.  Founded by Ma Jun in 2006, IPE maintains a water and air pollution database, and is one of the organizers of the Green Choice Alliance, a coalition of 35 Chinese environmental NGOs[1]

Interview with Ma Jun

Interview with Ma Jun

The following is a in-depth interview with one of China’s best-known environmentalists.

One Foundation and SEE as “shell” Foundations

One Foundation and SEE as “shell” Foundations

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It provides a glimpse into the fluid, shifting nature of organizations in China.