PORTLAND environment advocate Peter Reefman has headed to China again for another look at the speedy advances made by the world’s most populous nation in sustainable living.
Mr Reefman, whose own Portland home uses just a tiny fraction of the energy of houses in the rest of the community, said in a recent article that while China’s population is many times that of Australia, there’s much we can learn from their eco-cities projects.
“There is no doubt that China’s eco-cities are as vital as they are exciting,” he said.
“China is certainly in crisis from a pollution perspective, as is the whole world from climate change.
The recent announcement from the Chinese government that they will lower GDP in favour of higher environment and social outcomes further supports the case for eco-city developments.”
He visited China last year and noted the projects in development there are already world class.
Read the full story in Monday’s Portland Observer.