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Sustainability 2014, 6(6), 3825-3842; doi:10.3390/su6063825

Evaluation of the Efficiency of Low Carbon Industrialization in Cultural and Natural Heritage: Taking Leshan as an Example

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Low carbon Technology and Economy Research Center, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
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Uncertainty Decision-Making Laboratory, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
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Received: 18 March 2014 / Revised: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 6 June 2014 / Published: 13 June 2014
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This paper concentrates on the evaluation of the efficiency of low carbon industrialization in the tourism sector. Combining the general indices of the regional industrialization with the specific characteristics of low carbon development in the tourism sector, a comprehensive index system is scientifically designed. Due to the complexity of the index system and the tight correlation among some indices, rough set theory (RST) is applied to reduce the dimensions of the index system and delete some overlapped information. Then, the data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used to evaluate the efficiency of low carbon industrialization in every year, in order to investigate the development of regional economy, where the year is considered as the Decision-Making Unit (DMU). Furthermore, the super efficiency value of each DMU is calculated to compare the level of low carbon industrialization in each year. Finally, Leshan city, which is a typical representative of a World Cultural and Natural region in China, is considered as a practical application to show the effectiveness of the proposed model. Then, some valuable suggestions are given to help decision makers improve regional development. View Full-Text
Keywords: evaluation; low-carbon industrialization; rough set theory; DEA evaluation; low-carbon industrialization; rough set theory; DEA
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Yao, L.; Xu, J.; Li, Y. Evaluation of the Efficiency of Low Carbon Industrialization in Cultural and Natural Heritage: Taking Leshan as an Example. Sustainability 2014, 6, 3825-3842.

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