SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (9): 1310-1319.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2016.09.004

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The Spatio-temporal Coupling Relationship Between Industrial Development with SO2 Emission of Northeast China

Li Ma1,2,3(), Bo Zhang2,3, Yu Yang1,2,3   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101,China
    3. University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2016-05-23 Revised:2016-09-09 Online:2016-09-20 Published:2016-09-20
  • Supported by:
    National Nature Sciences Foundation of China (71541020,41371142,41430636).


In order to find the impact of industrial transformation on the industrial pollution discharge and its spatial pattern, this article analyzes the dynamic coupling relationship between industrial growth and SO2 emission with the index of decoupling coefficients with industrial SO2 as the object and prefecture level city of as the unit. It was found that the industrial outputs of cities in Northeast China have really increased while its industrial SO2 emission decreased in 2005-2013. So, the revitalization of old industrial base in Northeast China could be seen as “green revitalization”. Then, the LMDI model was used to divide the decoupling coefficients into scale, industrial structure and technology upgrading effect. This article found that the scale effect expressed as growth of industrial output value has a positive driving impact on the growth of industrial SO2 emissions; industrial technology progress promotes the industrial SO2 emission reduction, and industrial structure's role varies from city to city. Mostly, the higher technology effect is concentrated in special industrial cities in the peripheral of mega city region while scale effect is concentrated in core mega city and coastal cities in Liaoning Province. Industrial transformation of Shenyang metropolitan area is significant and effective, where the development of equipment manufacture sector and decrease of ratio of high SO2-load sectors in total output had led into the reducing of SO2 emission. On the other side, in the cities around Bohai Sea of Liaoning Province and cities with wood processing and basic energy and raw material industries as regional pillar industry in Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces, the rising of ratio of energy and basic material sector to total industrial output has led to the growth of industrial SO2 emission. Finally, according to the main driving factors and limiting factors of SO2 emission reduction in different cities, this article puts forward policy recommendations to promote the green transformation in Northeast China.

Key words: industrial development, SO2 emission, decoupling relationship, LMDI model

CLC Number: 

  • F062.4