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Sustainability 2016, 8(8), 720; doi:10.3390/su8080720

Low Carbon Urban Transitioning in Shenzhen: A Multi-Level Environmental Governance Perspective

Urban Planning, Economics & Management School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
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Received: 19 May 2016 / Revised: 15 July 2016 / Accepted: 26 July 2016 / Published: 29 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Resilience and Urban Sustainability: From Research to Practice)
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As the world’s second largest economy, China ranks among the world’s top nations when it comes to carbon emission. Accordingly, its attitude towards climate change is closely followed by all parties concerned. There have been few studies on the role of environmental governance in the transformation process to low-carbon, especially Chinese ones. This study analyzes the impact of government environmental regulation on the low-carbon city transformation process by adopting Shenzhen as the research object. One of the world’s youngest super cities, Shenzhen also happens to be the city with the lowest carbon emission intensity in China. The multi-level governance framework is a useful mechanism with which to gauge divisions of responsibility and resources. This paper uses multilevel environmental governance to explain the policy for dealing with the climate in the city of Shenzhen. Striving to explore green low-carbon development path for the whole country, Shenzhen provides practical experience for countries to cope with global climate change. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban sustainability; environmental governance; energy policy urban sustainability; environmental governance; energy policy
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Wu, Z.; Tang, J.; Wang, D. Low Carbon Urban Transitioning in Shenzhen: A Multi-Level Environmental Governance Perspective. Sustainability 2016, 8, 720.

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