Coordinator of the thematic subject: Yolanda Trápaga Delfín Nowadays, the global environmental crisis means that all kinds of socioeconomic relationship-from local to global level-require inclusion. China has been the most dynamic economy in the past three decades (for its high and stable growth rates), the country with the largest population in the world and it has become the main source of greenhouse gases. Therefore, China faces great domestic and international challenges. Meanwhile, in the LAC region, the accelerated process of urbanization in the past 50 years and the massive extraction of natural resources have also resulted in significant increases in pollutants. On the other hand, the significant demand of China for food, agricultural products and raw materials is the result of sustained growth of its GDP and the transformation process in China, but it is also the result of profound changes in consumer patterns. All these trends have had a profound impact on Latin America.