Lv & Qin, 2016 [32]

Low-carbon technology mainly includes carbon reduction technology, carbon-free technology, carbon removal technology, carbon management technology, resource saving and recycling technology.

Low Carbon Economy

Yuan, 2016 [33]

Carbon finance not only provides a number of means for the development of low carbon economy but also offers a new development space for the innovation of the financial system.

Low Carbon Economy

Liang et al., 2014 [34]

The low carbon development roadmap is extremely important for China’s lack of energy resources, serious environmental pollution, and huge greenhouse gas (GHG) emission.

Energy Procedia

Liu, and Qin, 2016 [1]

China has largely formed a multilayer and multi-actor policy-making process for developing low-carbon cities.


Lo, 2014 [24]

China has already disseminated a wide variety of low-carbon initiatives to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in the cities.

Habitat International

Su et al., 2012 [5]

Many cities in China have been dedicated to the expansion of low-carbon city construction nowadays.

Procedia Environmental Sciences

Su et al., 2016 [35]

Low-carbon city in China is necessary for reducing huge cost of climate change particularly for city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy Procedia

Tan et al., 2017 [7]

Many cities are pursuing the low-carbon practices to reduce CO2 and other environmental emissions.

Applied Energy

Yang et al., 2017 [26]

The intensive energy consumption in urban sectors is stimulating global warming, which prompts thinking on energy-carbon nexus and low-carbon city actions.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Yang & Li, 2013 [36]

The development of low carbon city is required to cope with global climate change and sustainable development of economic society.

Sustainable Cities and Society

Yu, 2014 [2]

The application of low carbon eco-city strategy should be contributed to the solution in addressing upcoming challenges.

Habitat International

Zhang et al., 2017 [18]

The current pattern of low-carbon buildings in China’s urban area is still dissatisfactory.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Zhou et al., 2018 [37]

China is in a period of rapid urbanization, which has led to increased demands for energy. Approximately 85% of China’s CO2 emissions are related to urban energy consumption.

Journal of Cleaner Production

Zhou et al., 2015 [38]

China is pursuing the development of low-carbon eco-cities to limit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emissions.

Ecological Indicators