Researcher & duration

Summary of finding

Journal or source

Zhang et al., 2017 [18]

China’s cities also must ensure sustainable development in line with national efforts to transition to a less carbon-intensive economy.

Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China

Cai et al., 2017 [19]

The spirit of a “Low Carbon City” is not consistently understood by the society.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Chen et al., 2017 [20]

Data on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission are vital for the reduction of carbon emissions and the development of low-carbon strategies.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling

Adenle, Manning, & Arbiol, (2017) [21]

Developing countries participation is necessary to encourage low-carbon development pathways.

World Development

Chen et al., (2017) [20]

China has a target to reduce 65 percent carbon intensity by 2030 through the adoption of modern energy technology.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling

Zhang, Li, & Zhou, (2017) [18]

Developing low-carbon buildings has become a communal trend in the world in the perspective of energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Liu et al., (2017) [22]

Target Responsibility System (TRS) is a vital key to the reduction of CO2 per unit GDP.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Lo, K [23] [24]

Policies related to low-carbon cannot be implemented properly due to the poor scoring system, weak targets, energy intensity, and lack of reliable local energy statistics.

Environmental Science & Policy

Han et al., (2018) [25]

The local and neighboring cities in China emit more carbon due to specialization and diversification industry.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Yang et al. (2018) [26]

The intensive energy consumption in urban sectors is infuriating global warming.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Fu & Zhang, (2017) [15]

The eco-new towns are more concerned with the promotion of a sustainable way of life in GHG emission context.

Habitat International

Wang, Engels, & Wang, (2017) [27]

Strong structural changes in existing development pattern are essential for short and long-term low carbon development.

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

Guo et al., (2017) [28]

The approach of carbon balance analysis can help for monitoring policy effectiveness for sustainable carbon economy.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling

X. Ma, Wang, & Wang, 2017 [29]

China will have difficulty in realizing its carbon reduction target by 2020 if the present rate of GHG emission exists in the thermal power industry.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Cheshmehzangi, Xie, & Tan-Mullins, 2017 [30]

Participation of Chinese and international partners for low carbon occurs in the ways of the type of involvement, the level and timeframe of involvement and the level of Influence on the project.


Dong et al., 2013 [13]

Low-carbon city strategy in China launched for responding global climate change and sustainable urbanization.

Energy Policy

Fu, and Zhang, (2017) [15]

A sustainable city, eco-cities, and low-carbon cities concepts have received a national endorsement in China.

Habitat International

Guo et al., 2017 [28]

Urbanization advances great challenges for global sustainability with the increasing carbon constraints in the context of carbon emission and climate change.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling

Kedia, 2016 [4]

Domestic policies and international partnerships are successfully engaged for low carbon city development in China.

Advances in Climate Change Research

He, 2016 [31]

China is being implemented green and low-carbon development strategy.

Advances in Climate Change Research