Increasing Environmental Protection Investment is an Important Measure to Prompt Enterprises to Reduce Pollutants Emission

Chuanlian Song


The article discusses current “environmental impact assessment system” and "three simultaneous" system in China. In the opinion of author, current systems cannot prompt enterprises to reduce pollutants emission fundamentally, and thus put forward controlling corporate pollution reduction should not hinder economic development, and keeping economic sustainable increase is the premise of promoting pollution reduction in enterprises. Through empirical analysis of pollution investment data in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of China, the author finds that 60%-100% of environmental investment in each district is from non-governmental investment, which is not conductive to prompt enterprises to reduce pollutants emission or economic sustainable development. To keep economic sustainable development, environmental investment must be increased. Because of the public characteristic of environmental cost, increasing environmental protection investment is an important measure to prompt enterprises to reduce pollutants emission.

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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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