China's sustainability transitions: low carbon and climate-resilient plan for carbon neutral 2060

Ali Cheshmehzangi, Hengcai Chen

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9 Citations (Scopus)


This book considers the impact of global climate change, advocating to promote sustainable development from the perspective of low carbon and climate resilience, by reducing carbon emissions in different aspects of urban and regional development. As the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide, China is continuously exploring a sustainable path to achieve the momentous goal of 2060 carbon neutrality. In addition, this book reviews and summarizes China's green development and predicts the transformation of China's carbon emission and energy structure before and after the peak of carbon emission in 2030. It examines the role of governance in decarbonization efforts, focusing on decision making processes, policies and regulations, as well as the significance of regions, cities, and communities. This book highlights typical methods of implementing and achieving low carbon development in light of China's practical situation, which helps to resolve some of the problems that may arise in achieving the carbon neutral goal. Therefore, this book is suitable for the reference of scholars in low-carbon environment science, sustainable urban development, and other related fields. It also provides inspiration for China's medium and long-term sustainable development plans in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages215
ISBN (Electronic)9789811626210
ISBN (Print)9789811626203
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2021


  • 2060 carbon neutrality goal
  • Carbon footprint
  • Carbon Neutral
  • Climate Change
  • Low Carbon
  • Low Carbon City
  • Low Carbon Transition
  • Sustainability Transition
  • Sustainable Development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Social Sciences


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