Background Note | HBS Case Collection | March 2008 (Revised May 2008)

China's Environmental Challenge

by William C. Kirby and Brittany Crow


China faces enormous environmental challenges. This background note looks at the historical, economic and political origins of the environmental crisis that faces the world's fastest-growing economy.

Keywords: Developing Countries and Economies; Globalized Economies and Regions; History; Crisis Management; Environmental Sustainability; China;


Kirby, William C., and Brittany Crow. "China's Environmental Challenge." Harvard Business School Background Note 308-100, March 2008. (Revised May 2008.)