China Projects and Reports

An abandoned mine in Yunnan Province, heavily contaminated with arsenic.

Country Summary

Pure Earth, then Blacksmith Institute, worked in China from 2002 to 2016. During this time, Pure Earth and local partners completed 15 projects. Our collaborative efforts in China incorporated scientific and policy research to enhance science-based policy processes at a local level. Pure Earth provided technical support for research, provided strategic assistance to local groups, connected partners with the most appropriate resources to meet their need and to provided seed money for new projects. Pure Earth closed our office in Beijing in 2016 after the Chinese government began investing significantly in pollution control.

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health- China Summary

Pollution is responsible for 19.5% of deaths in China—1.8 million deaths each year. Learn more about how pollution affects health and the economy in China by reading the China Summary Report, based on the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.

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Read more about our work in China at The Pollution Blog