Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development in China: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development in China

1st Edition

By Yanqing Jiang, Xu Yuan


136 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780367196257
pub: 2020-02-21
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 21st February 2020

FREE Standard Shipping!


There is growing concern 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 the environmental quality, and how considerations about such issues associated with the eco-environmental 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

About the Authors

Yanqing Jiang is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Finance, Shanghai International Studies University. 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. 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.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance

The fields of economics and finance are constantly expanding and evolving. This growth presents a significant challenge to readers trying to keep up with the latest important insights. Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance presents short books on the latest big topics, leveraging cutting edge research from scholars globally. 

Individually, each title in the series provides coverage of a key topic, whilst collectively, the series forms a comprehensive collection across the whole spectrum of economics and finance.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General