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Evaluating Regional Eco-Green Cooperative Development Based on a Heterogeneous Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model: Example of the Yangtze River Delta Region

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Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
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School of Economics and Management, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai 201701, China
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Business School, University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, Shanghai 200433, China
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School of Information Management and Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai 200433, China
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Sustainability 2020, 12(7), 3029; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12073029
Received: 24 February 2020 / Revised: 2 April 2020 / Accepted: 6 April 2020 / Published: 9 April 2020
The coordinated development evaluation problem of a regional eco-green cooperative can be formulated as a heterogeneous multi-criteria decision-making (HMCDM) problem. Evaluation information can contain qualitative information and quantitative information, but it cannot determine the weight of the interdependence criteria subjectively. Firstly, this paper constructs an evaluation index system for regional ecological green coordinated development. The system includes four dimensions of coordinated development: the regional ecological environment, economic environment, social environment and policy environment, including 20 indicators with heterogeneous and multi-attribute characteristics. Secondly, we construct a heterogeneous multi-attribute decision-making model by calculating the relative closeness, and use the closeness to construct the value function to determine the weight index of each attribute. Finally, we make an empirical study on the performance evaluation of regional ecological green coordinated development of 27 cities in the central area of the Yangtze River Delta in China. The results show that the main driving force for the improvement of the level of regional ecological green coordinated development is the high-quality economic development, and the main obstacles to the degree of coordinated development of regional ecological green development are high energy consumption, high pollution and high emissions in industrial development; and a result found by sorting the degree of the regional ecological green coordinated development in the Yangtze River Delta city group. The heterogeneous multi-attribute decision model we proposed can effectively solve the weights of the ecological green collaborative development indicators, and the method has feasibility and effectiveness. View Full-Text
Keywords: regional ecology; coordinated development; heterogeneous information; multiple-criteria decision making; closeness regional ecology; coordinated development; heterogeneous information; multiple-criteria decision making; closeness
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Yang, Y.; Liu, Z.; Chen, H.; Wang, Y.; Yuan, G. Evaluating Regional Eco-Green Cooperative Development Based on a Heterogeneous Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model: Example of the Yangtze River Delta Region. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3029.

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