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Examining Business Perceptions of a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in China: A Case Study in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area

Zhang, Chao LU (2013) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20132
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) have been adopted in developed countries since 1970s to help stimulate public participation, facilitate environmental regulation and promote industrial transformation, but have not been widely established in developing countries. In China, environmental pollution is increasing rapidly and has reached severe levels as a result of economic development in the absence of effective environmental regulation and adequate public pressure. During the current exploratory period for establishing a PRTR, China needs support and knowledge when it concerns PRTR schemes and the mechanisms of improving business behaviour. Aiming to examine the Chinese context and facilitate the implementation of PRTR, the... (More)
Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) have been adopted in developed countries since 1970s to help stimulate public participation, facilitate environmental regulation and promote industrial transformation, but have not been widely established in developing countries. In China, environmental pollution is increasing rapidly and has reached severe levels as a result of economic development in the absence of effective environmental regulation and adequate public pressure. During the current exploratory period for establishing a PRTR, China needs support and knowledge when it concerns PRTR schemes and the mechanisms of improving business behaviour. Aiming to examine the Chinese context and facilitate the implementation of PRTR, the author took a three months’ field research with survey, interviews and symposiums in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) for the research. With how the business perceive a PRTR in China and how implementation need to be adjusted as the main research questions, the thesis author took a corporate angle and identified the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for companies to implement a PRTR scheme in China. Based on this, the thesis author also suggests a governmental action model, formed of setting the platform, making preparation and providing incentives for businesses, to facilitate the implementation of PRTRs in China, which has the potential to inform policy makers and to be transferred into other parts of China. (Less)
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author
Zhang, Chao LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20132
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats Analysis, Corporate Perspective
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2013:30
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
4091767
date added to LUP
2013-10-14 11:17:57
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2013-10-14 11:17:57
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  abstract     = {Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) have been adopted in developed countries since 1970s to help stimulate public participation, facilitate environmental regulation and promote industrial transformation, but have not been widely established in developing countries. In China, environmental pollution is increasing rapidly and has reached severe levels as a result of economic development in the absence of effective environmental regulation and adequate public pressure. During the current exploratory period for establishing a PRTR, China needs support and knowledge when it concerns PRTR schemes and the mechanisms of improving business behaviour. Aiming to examine the Chinese context and facilitate the implementation of PRTR, the author took a three months’ field research with survey, interviews and symposiums in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) for the research. With how the business perceive a PRTR in China and how implementation need to be adjusted as the main research questions, the thesis author took a corporate angle and identified the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for companies to implement a PRTR scheme in China. Based on this, the thesis author also suggests a governmental action model, formed of setting the platform, making preparation and providing incentives for businesses, to facilitate the implementation of PRTRs in China, which has the potential to inform policy makers and to be transferred into other parts of China.},
  author       = {Zhang, Chao},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Pollutant Release and Transfer Register,Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area,Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats Analysis,Corporate Perspective},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Examining Business Perceptions of a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in China: A Case Study in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area},
  year         = {2013},
}