China Sustainability Hub

The China Sustainability Hub is hosted by the School of Social Development and Public Policy (SSDPP) at Beijing Normal University (BNU), China.

The hub is built on interdisciplinary research and engagement carried out with key ministries, academic institutions and think tanks since 2006. It is part of our Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium.

Key events

Conference: Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China

China launch conference

The China hub was launched at an international conference on Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China on 20-21 April 2015.

Seminars and workshops

View a list of seminars and workshops organised by the China hub.


Our work in China covers three interlinked areas:

  • Agricultural transformations, food security and food safety
  • Technology collaboration for international development (including health-related technologies)
  • Low carbon innovation and sustainable cities.


PATHWAYS Network: Transformative Pathways to Sustainability

Low Carbon Innovation in China: Prospects, Politics and Practice

UK-China collaboration on low carbon technology transfer (external website)

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto – international project including a UK-China roundtable in 2010

Changing health and welfare in China and the UK
A project with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Rethinking Regulation: Seeds and drugs in China and Argentina


UK (STEPS Centre / SPRU, University of Sussex): Adrian Ely

China (SSDPP, BNU): Braven Qiang Zhang

China hub websiteChina hub website

A bilingual (English/Mandarin) website, hosted by the China hub at BNU, includes more details of activities and publications in both languages.

Visit the China hub website