China's Environment: Big Issues, Accelerating Effort, Ample Opportunities

Published on14 SEP 2015

Unprecedented growth has led to high levels of pollution in China’s air, water and soil. Heavy metal contamination affects 12 million tons of grain in China every year, enough to feed 24 million people, equal to the population of Australia. With 60% of the country’s groundwater unfit for human consumption, calls to fight pollution have grown louder across China.

Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research explores how these factors are combining to accelerate China’s environmental initiatives, resulting in unprecedented government spending and ample investment opportunities.