Analysis of the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and air pollution reduction in China

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Ping Jiang
  • Yihui Chen
  • Yong Geng
  • Wenbo Dong
  • Bing Xue
  • Bin Xu

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-137
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume58
Online published9 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

Abstract

The unprecedented resources and energy needed to support the high growth of urbanization with the emerging issues of environmental degradation and GHG emissions is increasingly dramatic in China. A series of national and local policies have been implemented for achieving the co-benefits of reducing emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollution for China's sustainable development. In this paper, the achievement of climate change mitigation and air pollution reduction in different sectors through implementing policies is reviewed. This paper reports on the types of policy measures that have been introduced in two cases (i.e. Tiexi District of Shenyang and Baoshan District of Shanghai) to affect air quality and energy efficiency improvements, which are then collectively examined in terms of their impacts on GHG and air pollutant emissions. Recommendations are made for achieving co-benefits effectively through the integrated approach by comprehensively concentrating on the short and long-term environmental protection and energy conservation at local and national levels based on the analysis made in the paper. The limited coordination and lack of capacity in different government bodies may be the main barriers to the implementation of a co-benefits approach. Enhancing the cooperation and capacity building could overcome these obstacles. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Air pollutants, China, Co-benefits, GHG emissions, Policy measures

Citation Format(s)

Analysis of the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and air pollution reduction in China. / Jiang, Ping; Chen, Yihui; Geng, Yong; Dong, Wenbo; Xue, Bing; Xu, Bin; Li, Wanxin.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 58, 01.11.2013, p. 130-137.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal