Causes of Environmental Pollution after Industrial Restructuring in Gansu Province

  • 1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

Received date: 2012-02-19

  Revised date: 2013-01-23

  Online published: 2013-03-26

Supported by

the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41271556); the National Basic Research Priorities Program of China (2007FY110300).


The paper analyzes coupling mechanisms and the evolution between industrial restructuring and environmental pollution. We empirically examined a case study from Gansu Province and found that industrial restructuring had promoted economic development but increased pressure on the environment. Given that heterogeneous industries generate different kinds of pollution, optimizing industrial structure is a feasible solution to fully realizing sustainable development.

Cite this article

WAN Yongkun, DONG Suocheng, MAO Qiliang, WANG Junni . Causes of Environmental Pollution after Industrial Restructuring in Gansu Province[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2013 , 4(1) : 88 -92 . DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2013.01.012


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