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Sustainability analysis of Chinese transport policy

Mao, B. and Chen, H. (2001) Sustainability analysis of Chinese transport policy. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 8 (4). pp. 323-336. ISSN 1745-1604

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Abstract

Whilst the world economy is developed, the life and development of human beings have been threatened by the imbalance among environmental and ecological aspects. Thus sustainability is becoming increasingly the focus of various social fields. For most developing countries, a strategy with good sustainability for social development is of long-term significance to keep the economy in expansion. This paper first reviews the conceptual framework and up-to-date development of sustainability. Second, it reviews the current transport situation of China and its future demands. Third, the paper analyses transport policy from the viewpoints of energy consumption and environment pollution caused by transportation. It finally summarises suggestions for transport policy that China should consider in the future.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Uploaded with the permisson of Sapiens Publishing. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in 'Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology'.
Keywords: Chinese transport, sustainability, transport policy, energy consumption, environment protection
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:06
Published Version: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/sapi/ijsd
Status: Published
Publisher: Sapiens Publishing
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2010

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