publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Air Pollution Control Policies in China: A Retrospective and Prospects.

Yana Jin; Henrik Andersson; Shiqiu Zhang;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, volume 13, issue 12 (issn: 1661-7827, eissn: 1660-4601, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Country: France
With China’s significant role on pollution emissions and related health damage, deep and up-to-date understanding of China’s air pollution policies is of worldwide relevance. Based on scientific evidence for the evolution of air pollution and the institutional background of environmental governance in China, we examine the development of air pollution control policies from the 1980s and onwards. We show that: (1) The early policies, until 2005, were ineffective at reducing emissions; (2) During 2006–2012, new instruments which interact with political incentives were introduced in the 11th Five-Year Plan, and the national goal of reducing total sulfur dioxide (SO...
free text keywords: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE, Review, air pollution, control policy, China, Medicine, R
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