Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Environmental Legacy of the Beijing Olympics

Beijing Olympics

With the successful hosting of a “truly exceptional” Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 including huge investments in environmental improvement, energy structure change, and public transport facilities, it is worth examining how much these environmental initiatives have contributed to the success of the Games and what legacy these efforts may have for the establishment of a sustainable urban transport system in Beijing and in other cities in China, including better environmental governance and lower carbon emissions.

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