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Public awareness and performance relating to the implementation of a low-carbon economy in China: a case study from Zhengzhou

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This 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.

Related: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/lce.2011.22009
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. () Public awareness and performance relating to the implementation of a low-carbon economy in China: a case study from Zhengzhou [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/643706 [Accessed: 17th July 2019].

  

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