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Study onChoices of Allocation Methods forTotal Emissions of Air Pollutants in Different Economic Regions of China

LIU Na,XIE Shaodong1   

  1. College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University,Beijing, 100871;1Corresponding Author, E-mail: sdxie@pku.edu.cn
  • Received:2006-12-01 Online:2007-11-20 Published:2007-11-20

Abstract: Based on the principle of fair allocation, the five fundamental influencing factors affecting the allocation of the total air pollutant emissions were put forward. They were the status of emission sources,the environmental behavior of emission-generating enterprises,the economic contribution of emission sources to regional or city economy,the environmental impact of emission sources and their location, respectively. Then the influencing factors implied by current allocation methods were analyzed, followed by the evaluation of the fairness, rationality and applicability of the existing allocation methods. Results showe that there has been no method considering all these influencing factors so far, and the fairness of the existing methods is relative under the definite historical conditions. Therefore the appropriate allocation methods for local regions should be chosen according to different levels of economic development and requests for environmental management. Hence, suggestions for how to choose suitable methods for different economic regions to control air pollutant emissions were put forward.