Title: Sustainable development and green education in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Authors: Fu-Lai Tony Yu; Thomas Wai-Kee Yuen; Edward C.H. Tang

Addresses: Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, North Point, Hong Kong ' Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, North Point, Hong Kong ' Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, North Point, Hong Kong

Abstract: Increasing public attention has been paid towards sustainable development. The aim of this paper is to examine how the three Chinese economies, namely mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, promote sustainability through collaboration among the private sector, government policies and education. In particular, it is found that the government in mainland China plays a leading role in launching green education and sustainable development; while Taiwan legislates environmental education bills to promote national sustainable development. Hong Kong is adopting an integrated approach, composed of green finance, green government and green education, to promote sustainable economic development.

Keywords: sustainability; green education; climate change; mainland China; Taiwan; Hong Kong.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2019.098176

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2019 Vol.10 No.1, pp.69 - 90

Received: 28 Mar 2017
Accepted: 23 Feb 2018

Published online: 28 Feb 2019 *

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