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1st Edition

Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development in China

ISBN 9780367196257
Published February 13, 2020 by Routledge
122 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is a growing concern among Chinese researchers and policymakers about China’s industrial development being unsustainable and the irreversible depletion of natural resources and deterioration of the ecological environment. The relationship between industrial development, pollution and the environmental quality is an important issue that deserves careful study. Environmental considerations play a crucial role in shaping China’s development strategies. Green development of China creates strong pressures for continuous transforming, upgrading and restructuring of the Chinese economy. This book explores how China’s industrial development relates to pollution and environmental quality, and how considerations about such issues associated with the ecological system affect China’s development strategies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Pollution and Industrial Development in China

2.1 Pollution and the Environment in China

2.2 The Impact of Pollution on China's Industrial Development

3. Industrial Development and Environmental Policy

3.1 Basic Characteristics of China's Environmental Policy

3.2 Environmental Policy Evolution and Industrial Development

3.3 Policy Tools and Industrial Development in China

3.4 Differential Development and Differentiated Environmental Policy

4. Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development

4.1 The Effectiveness of China's Environmental Governance

4.2 Policy Defects and Implications for Sustainable Development

4.3 Policy Issues and Sustainable Development

4.4 Countermeasures for the Implementation of Environmental Policy

5. Industrial Structure Upgrading and Environmental Regulations in China

5.1 China's Industrial Structure and Industrial Development

5.2 Environmental Regulation and Industrial Development Issues

5.3 Policy Recommendations

6. China's Role in Environmental Globalization

6.1 The Main Characteristics of Environmental Globalization

6.2 Environmental Policy Innovation in Countries around the World

6.3 The Dilemma Faced by the Governance System

6.4 Suggestions on China's Participation in the Global Environmental Governance

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Yanqing Jiang is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Finance, Shanghai International Studies University, China. He received his PhD in economics from the Hanken School of Economics in Finland. His recent research works include over 50 journal articles and 10 research monographs published by well-known academic publishers.

Xu Yuan is a graduate student in economics at the School of Economics and Finance, Shanghai International Studies University, China. Her main research field is environmental economics. She has published several academic papers in various journals such as Resources Guide, Resources Economization and Comprehensive Utilization, and Environmental Impact Assessment.