Chinese economic development and the environment

Over the past two decades, China has become an economic powerhouse. However, as the world's largest producer of CO2 emissions, the scale and seriousness of China's environmental problems are clearly evident. This pioneering book provides an economic analysis of the significant environmenta...

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Main Author: Managi, Shunsuke
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Kaneko, Shinji
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar c2009
Series:New horizons in environmental economics
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Over the past two decades, China has become an economic powerhouse. However, as the world's largest producer of CO2 emissions, the scale and seriousness of China's environmental problems are clearly evident. This pioneering book provides an economic analysis of the significant environmental and energy problems facing China in the 21st century
Introduction : economic growth and the environment -- Environmental Kuznets curve -- Efficiency in environmental management -- Wastewater, waste gas and solid waste -- Foreign direct investment and environmental policies -- Increasing returns to pollution abatement -- Causal direction between pollution abatement and environmental efficiency -- Water and agriculture -- Iron and steel industry -- Stagnancy of energy-related COb2s emissions -- Energy supply-side and demand-side effects -- Experts' judgment on the future perspective -- Conclusion
Physical Description:xiii, 332 p ill
ISBN:9781848445505
9781849803434
1848445504