Carbon emission trading scheme to reduce emission in the built environment of china

Faye D F Ni, Hon Wan Edwin Chan

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Abstract

Carbon emission trading has achieved some notable results and created many business opportunities in western countries, and most importantly, it does help to reduce the emission in a moderate approach favored by both political and business sectors. The theoretical framework supporting the operation of carbon emission trading scheme is relatively comprehensive in western countries, however, these western based instrument and approach dealing with economic - environmental conflict are barely examined in the context of developing countries, for instance, China. This paper examines the theory of ecological modernization and economic instrument, establishing the link between theory (sustainability) and practice (carbon emission trading), synthesizing the considerations of carbon trading in the field of environmental, economic and social sustainability. This paper concludes that, there is a good potential for carbon emission trading could to be feasible and effective in the context of China, to contribute to the emission reduction in the built environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages317-325
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642355479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2012 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 17 Nov 201218 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShenzhen
Period17/11/1218/11/12

Keywords

  • Built environment
  • Carbon emission trading
  • Ecological modernization
  • Economic instrument

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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