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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2024, 6(4); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2024.060406.

The Impact of Emission Rights on Emission Reduction in the Yangtze River Delta Region of China


Gong Junxi

Corresponding Author:
Gong Junxi

International Business, Curtin Singapore, Singapore


This article delves into the profound implications of emission rights on the reduction of pollutants within the Yangtze River Delta region. By conducting a comprehensive theoretical analysis, it discerns that the implementation of an emission rights system has been instrumental in driving down emissions across the Yangtze River Delta. The empirical analysis undertaken in this study focuses on urban industrial sulfur dioxide emissions within the region, utilizing the double difference model as a key analytical tool. Through meticulous examination, the research unequivocally demonstrates the efficacy of the emission rights system in fostering substantial reductions in pollution levels within the Yangtze River Delta. This empirical evidence underscores the pivotal role of policy interventions, such as emission rights mechanisms, in steering industrial practices towards more environmentally sustainable trajectories. Ultimately, this study reinforces the importance of proactive policy measures in curbing environmental degradation and advancing towards a greener, more sustainable future for the Yangtze River Delta and beyond.


Pollution right; emission reduction; difference-in-differences model; Yangtze River Delta region

Cite This Paper

Gong Junxi. The Impact of Emission Rights on Emission Reduction in the Yangtze River Delta Region of China. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 4: 31-38. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2024.060406.


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