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Special Issue "Green Plan and Environmental Policy"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Earth Science and Medical Geology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 July 2024 | Viewed by 1339

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Dr. Weiwu Wang
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School of Architecture and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Interests: regional and urban planning; urban GIS; remote sensing; urban ecology and landscape; urban environment; urban heat island; urban wind corridor
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Dear Colleagues,

Scientific and reasonable green planning and environmental policies play a key leading role in the sustainable development of a country and region. The problems of urban climate and urban environment caused by urbanization have had a significant impact on the development of Global social and economic development. While promoting high-quality socio-economic development, many countries around the world have formulated a series of environmental policies, especially carbon peak and carbon neutralization policies, which will have a far-reaching impact on the global society, economy and environment. This Special Issue is aimed to providing selected contributions on advances in green planning and environmental policy designation:

  • Large scale ecological and environmental protection planning and Strategies;
  • Territory space ecological collaborative planning;
  • Multi scale spatio-temporal prediction and public health planning response of urban heat island and urban wind and COVID-19;
  • Theories and methods of urban form optimization and urban green infrastructure;
  • Urban Ventilation and urban health;
  • Ecological space optimization of urban built environment;
  • Multi scale prediction and implementation effect evaluation under multi scenario of carbon peak and carbon neutralization;
  • Application of new technologies in urban environmental ecological planning and public health.

Prof. Dr. Weiwu Wang
Guest Editor

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  • urban ventilation
  • carbon peak and carbon neutralization
  • urban form optimization
  • urban green infrastructure
  • environment justice
  • mental health
  • large-scale planning
  • pubic health
  • COVID-19 pandemic

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Spatial Convergence of Carbon Productivity: Theoretical Analysis and Chinese Experience
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(8), 4606; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19084606 - 11 Apr 2022
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Based on the neoclassical framework, we propose the convergence hypothesis of carbon productivity under sustainable growth and prove the different effects of knowledge spillover and technology diffusion on convergence. The convergence hypothesis is tested using China’s provincial spatial dynamic panel data from 1995 [...] Read more.
Based on the neoclassical framework, we propose the convergence hypothesis of carbon productivity under sustainable growth and prove the different effects of knowledge spillover and technology diffusion on convergence. The convergence hypothesis is tested using China’s provincial spatial dynamic panel data from 1995 to 2019. The results show that China’s provincial carbon productivity has conditional convergence and club convergence characteristics. The convergence speed of dynamic panel regression estimation is greater than that of cross-sectional regression. The convergence rate of dynamic spatial panel regression estimation is faster depending on the spatial spillover difference between the two technologies. In the early stage, the provincial spatial dependence of China’s carbon productivity is mainly knowledge spillover, and the convergence rate is lower than that of the closed economy. Over the past decade, the spatial spillover, dominated by low-carbon technology diffusion, has become the dominant force. The convergence rate is significantly faster than that of a non-spatial-dependent economy. In addition, the mechanism test found that the development of energy efficiency dominates the spatial transfer of technology, so the overall convergence of carbon productivity in China mainly comes from the apparent convergence of energy efficiency in provinces and cities. Our conclusion provides a new reference for the emission reduction actions of countries worldwide because the spatial knowledge spillover carried by capital flows is not conducive to the pursuit of carbon productivity in less developed regions. On the contrary, the dissemination and diffusion of low-carbon technologies can significantly reduce carbon equivalent input in the production process, accelerating the pursuit of developing countries or regions. Full article
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