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Opportunities in China’s fast-growing environmental tech sector

Opportunities in China’s fast-growing environmental tech sector

Micah Hostetter from our Energy & Environment Group has just had an article published in Open Access Government on China’s acute pollution problems and its environmental sector, which is growing at a lightning pace to address them. Read about the opportunities and challenges for international firms in a field that's seeing a staggering $1.3 trillion investment.

Grey skies, poisoned earth, undrinkable water – these are the less-than-savoury hallmarks of China’s rapid economic transformation over the past 40 years.

Pollution has emerged as a flashpoint in the country’s next stage of development – an area China’s mandarins are eager to regulate, not only to preserve all-important social stability but to meet rising demands among China’s middle class for quality of life improvements. And this brings with it a great number of opportunities for specialist international firms.

The government has a strategy to tackle its pollution problems, most prominently enshrined in its 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) – a policy blueprint spanning many industries. This plan, coupled with a rapid growth within …

Read full article in Open Access Government


About the Author

Micah Hostetter

Based in Shanghai, Micah Hostetter is a member of Intralink’s Energy & Environment Group. He helps international businesses expand in the environmental sector in China, with a particular focus on renewable energy. Micah has a Master's degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University in Nanjing and is fluent in Mandarin and English. You can reach Micah at

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