While the climate talks in Copenhagen are underway, the 2nd International LOHAS Forum is taking place in Beijing on December 12th-13th. LOHAS, or “Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability,” is an international movement and growing trend in China to create more environmentally friendly communities, businesses, and consumers.
When the modern image of China these days is centered around industrial growth and the resulting environmental degradation, it is interesting to see this parallel sustainability trend taking root. The forum will include speakers from mainland China and Taiwan, Japan, Europe, and the United States. The topics that will be discussed include development of rural areas in China, organic farming, existing and developing eco-villages, eco-tourism, and green building.