As the global environmental crisis is looming, China is faced with severe challenges toward its environmental problems similar to other countries and regions. In the face of environmental issues, Western scholars put forward the concept of green social work, advocating the introduction of new environmental topics for discussion to social work specialty and its importance in social work practice. The paper starts by reflecting on the challenges China has faced in its rapid industrialization and its impact on migrant workers, city dwellers and environmental degradation. It then introduces the concept of green social work and explains the challenges and importance of environmental issues to the social work profession in the 21st century. In addition, this paper discusses with practical examples on how green social work responds to the environmental crisis caused by the rapid economic growth, illustrating its significance for the social development of China.
|Translated title of the contribution||Green Social Work in the Context of Environmental Crisis and Its implication for Social Development in China|
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Publication status||Published - May 2020|
- green social work
- environmental crisis
- social economy
- sustainable development