Does China need to make a trade-off between economic development and the environment?

Severe air pollution has recently emerged as one of the biggest public health threats in China. Clearly, rapid economic growth and urbanization are at the root of the problem. But is air pollution an inevitable consequence of China’s climb up the economic ladder?

In this podcast, Nick Leung tackles this question with Yinuo Li, Jonathan Woetzel, and Claudia Suessmuth-Dyckerhoff. Yinuo is a Partner with McKinsey’s Healthcare Practice in Beijing. Claudia is a Director with the Healthcare Practice in Shanghai. Jonathan is a Director who co-leads the Urban China Initiative. Nick is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.