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dc.contributor.authorTAYLOR, DAVID
dc.contributor.authorCHEN, LIPING
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T13:37:59Z
dc.date.available2011-07-12T13:37:59Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011en
dc.identifier.citationChen, L. and Taylor, D., Public awareness and performance relating to the implementation of a low-carbon economy in China: a case study from Zhengzhou, Low Carbon Economy, 2, 2011, 54-61en
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/57577
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to examine levels of awareness and performance relating to the promotion of a Low-carbon economy (LCE) among the general public in Zhengzhou, China. The data and information used were derived from 300 question-naires distributed randomly among households in the west, south and north urban districts of Zhengazhou. The results indicate a combination of high awareness with poor understanding of LCE programmes among respondents, with the poor understanding probably due to a shortage of appropriate information from trusted sources and shortcomings in education. Respondents generally showed positive attitudes toward pro-environmental actions, such as refusing to use plastic bags, waste recycling, water and energy conservation. Apart from regulation and policies, they considered edu-cation and economic incentives as effective mechanisms to promote LCE implementation. Overall those consulted re-sponded favourably towards the prospect of LCE, with some reservations. Results of the study, though limited, suggest that the general public in China has the potential to be a facilitator of environmental improvements in the country.en
dc.format.extent54-61en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLow Carbon Economy;
dc.relation.ispartofseries2;
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectClimatic researchen
dc.subjectLow-Carbon Economyen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.titlePublic awareness and performance relating to the implementation of a low-carbon economy in China: a case study from Zhengzhouen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/taylord
dc.identifier.rssinternalid70878
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4236/lce.2011.22009en


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