Investigating Low-Carbon City: Empirical Study of Shanghai
AbstractA low-carbon economy is an inevitable choice for achieving economic and ecological sustainable development. It is of significant importance to analyze a city’s low-carbon economy development level scientifically and reasonably. In order to achieve this goal, we propose an urban low-carbon economic development level evaluation model based on the matter-element extension method. First, we select some indicators from the existing indicator system based on past research and experience. Then, a matter-element model is established on the basis of weight to evaluate the level of a city’s low-carbon, the critical value of each index is determined through the classical domain and the section domain, calculating the correlation degree of a single index and a comprehensive index. Finally, we analyze the low-carbon economy development status and future development trends according to the analysis results. In this study, we select Shanghai as an empirical study—the results show that Shanghai is a city with a low-carbon level and there is a trend of further improvement in Shanghai’s low-carbon economy. But its low carbon construction and low carbon technology investment are relatively low. In summary, this method can provide another angle for evaluating a city’s low-carbon economy. View Full-Text
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Yang, X.; Li, R. Investigating Low-Carbon City: Empirical Study of Shanghai. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1054.
Yang X, Li R. Investigating Low-Carbon City: Empirical Study of Shanghai. Sustainability. 2018; 10(4):1054.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Xuan; Li, Rongrong. 2018. "Investigating Low-Carbon City: Empirical Study of Shanghai." Sustainability 10, no. 4: 1054.
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