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Sustainability 2016, 8(2), 149; doi:10.3390/su8020149

Geographical Detector Model for Influencing Factors of Industrial Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Inner Mongolia, China

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College of Environment, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
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Inner Mongolia Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information, Huhhot 010022, China
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Received: 7 November 2015 / Revised: 25 January 2016 / Accepted: 2 February 2016 / Published: 5 February 2016
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Abstract

Studying the influencing factors of carbon dioxide emissions is not only practically but also theoretically crucial for establishing regional carbon-reduction policies, developing low-carbon economy and solving the climate problems. Therefore, we used a geographical detector model which is consists of four parts, i.e., risk detector, factor detector, ecological detector and interaction detector to analyze the effect of these social economic factors, i.e., GDP, industrial structure, urbanization rate, economic growth rate, population and road density on the increase of energy consumption carbon dioxide emissions in industrial sector in Inner Mongolia northeast of China. Thus, combining with the result of four detectors, we found that GDP and population more influence than economic growth rate, industrial structure, urbanization rate and road density. The interactive effect of any two influencing factors enhances the increase of the carbon dioxide emissions. The findings of this research have significant policy implications for regions like Inner Mongolia. View Full-Text
Keywords: geographical detector model; influencing factors; carbon dioxide emissions; industrial sector geographical detector model; influencing factors; carbon dioxide emissions; industrial sector
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Wu, R.; Zhang, J.; Bao, Y.; Zhang, F. Geographical Detector Model for Influencing Factors of Industrial Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Inner Mongolia, China. Sustainability 2016, 8, 149.

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