Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local Action

Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local Action

Hardcover | November 6, 2015

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China’s road to sustainability has attracted global attention. Since the “Reform & Opening Up” policy, 
China’s rapid pace of both urbanization and industrialization has made its being the second largest
economy but meantime a heavy environmental price has been paid over the past few decades for
addressing the economic developmental target. Today, as the biggest developing country, China needs to
take more responsibilities for constructing its local ecological-civilization society as well as for addressing
the global challenges such as climate change, resources scary and human beings well-fare; therefore, we
need to have deeper understandings into China’s way to sustainability at very different levels, both
spatially and structurally, concerns ranging from generating sustainable household livelihoods to global
climate change, from developing technological applications to generate institutional changes. In this
spirit, this publication, “Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local Action” aims
to investigate the intended and spontaneous issues concerning China’s road to sustainability in
a combined top-down and bottom-up manner, linking international knowledge to local-based studies.

Title:Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local ActionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:332 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:332 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 1.06 inPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3038421138

ISBN - 13:9783038421139

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors About the Guest Editors Preface Lijian Wang and Daniel Béland Assessing the Financial Sustainability of China''s Rural Pension System Zuoxi Liu, Huijuan Dong, Yong Geng, Chengpeng Lu and Wanxia Ren Insights into the Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission of Industrial Processes: A Case Study of Shenyang, China Jiahai Yuan, Qi Lei, Minpeng Xiong, Jingsheng Guo and Changhong Zhao Scenario-Based Analysis on Water Resources Implication of Coal Power in Western China Hua-peng Qin, Qiong Su, Soon-Thiam Khu and Nv Tang Water Quality Changes during Rapid Urbanization in the Shenzhen River Catchment: An Integrated View of Socio-Economic and Infrastructure Development Weibin Lin, Bin Chen, Shichao Luo and Li Liang Factor Analysis of Residential Energy Consumption at the Provincial Level in China Zilong Zhang, Xingpeng Chen and Peter Heck Emergy-Based Regional Socio-Economic Metabolism Analysis: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis and Decomposition Analysis Yongjin Li, David López-Carr and Wenjiang Chen Factors Affecting Migration Intentions in Ecological Restoration Areas and Their Implications for the Sustainability of Ecological Migration Policy in Arid Northwest China Fengjiao Ma, A. Egrinya Eneji and Jintong Liu Understanding Relationships among Agro-Ecosystem Services Based on Emergy Analysis in Luancheng County, North China Qingyou Yan and Jie Tao Biomass Power Generation Industry Efficiency Evaluation in China Lee Liu, Jie Liu and Zhenguo Zhang Environmental Justice and Sustainability Impact Assessment: In Search of Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts Caused by Coal Mining in Inner Mongolia, China Ting Guan, Dieter Grunow and Jianxing Yu Improving China''s Environmental Performance through Adaptive Implementation- A Comparative Case Study of Cleaner Production in Hangzhou and Guiyang Zhilin Mu, Shuchun Bu and Bing Xue Environmental Legislation in China: Achievements, Challenges and Trends Huihui Feng, Xingpeng Chen, Peter Heck and Hong Miao An Entropy-Perspective Study on the Sustainable Development Potential of Tourism Destination Ecosystem in Dunhuang, China Xingpeng Chen, Jiaxing Pang, Zilong Zhang and Hengji Li Sustainability Assessment of Solid Waste Management in China: A Decoupling and Decomposition Analysis Xiaopeng Guo, Xiaodan Guo and Jiahai Yuan Impact Analysis of Air Pollutant Emission Policies on Thermal Coal Supply Chain Enterprises in China Chenyu Lu, Chunjuan Wang, Weili Zhu, Hengji Li, Yongjin Li and Chengpeng Lu GIS-Based Synthetic Measurement of Sustainable Development in Loess Plateau Ecologically Fragile Area-Case of Qingyang, China Bing Xue and Mario Tobias Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local Action