Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Accounting and Finance
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|Title:||Emissions trading in China: lessons from Taiyuan SO|
|Author(s):||Zhen Lu, (Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia)|
|Citation:||Zhen Lu, (2011) "Emissions trading in China: lessons from Taiyuan SO|
|Keywords:||Carbon reductions, China, Emissions trading, Environmental management, Taiyuan SO2 emissions trading program|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20408021111162119 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The author is most grateful for the helpful comments and suggestions from three anonymous referees. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the “Academic Symposium: Leadership for Climate Change and Sustainability” at La Trobe University. The author wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the conference participants for this paper.|
Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate sulphur dioxide (SO
Design/methodology/approach – The paper explores the Taiyuan SO
Findings – The Taiyuan SO
Research limitations/implications – This case study is geographically limited, as are most emissions trading schemes in China and the number of interviewees is relatively small. There was also little historical quantitative data because of the limited records kept in the enterprises and so there is a high reliance on interviewees' recollection.
Practical implications – The evidence suggests that a national carbon trading scheme may not be suitable in China in the short run because the implementation of the program and emissions trading market are very important.
Originality/value – This is the first paper investigating the actual performance of SO
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