Title: An evaluation and variation analysis of sustainable development capacity in different regions of China

Authors: Mingran Wu; Min Zhao; Zhaodan Wu

Addresses: School of Management, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210003, China ' School of Business, Hohai University, Nanjing 211100, China ' School of Business, Hohai University, Nanjing 211100, China

Abstract: Sustainability is an important aspect of human development. Based on data of 30 provinces and cities in China from 2014 to 2016, the article used the entropy method to calculate the sustainable development capacity of different regions. Furthermore, the paper also distinguished and classified different regions into several groups. The results show that the socio-economic system has the greatest influence on the regional sustainable development capacity. Moreover, China's sustainable development capacity is relatively weak and shows obvious regional differences. In consequence, the Chinese Government needs to find a long-term mechanism to promote the regional coordination, balance and sustainable development.

Keywords: sustainability; resource system; environmental system; socio-economic system; balance development; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2020.114131

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2020 Vol.23 No.5/6, pp.397 - 413

Accepted: 28 Sep 2020
Published online: 09 Apr 2021 *

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