Negotiation in Decentralization

Case Study of China's Carbon Trading in the Power Sector

  • Ming Yang
  • Fan Yang

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ming Yang, Fan Yang
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ming Yang, Fan Yang
    Pages 11-51
  4. Ming Yang, Fan Yang
    Pages 53-108
  5. Ming Yang, Fan Yang
    Pages 109-147
  6. Ming Yang, Fan Yang
    Pages 149-189
  7. Ming Yang, Fan Yang
    Pages 191-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-246

About this book


The Chinese government set a target to reduce China’s carbon intensity by 40%-45% in 2020 at its 2005 level. To achieve this target, the government has allocated targets to provinces, cities, and large enterprises, and selected five pilot provinces and eight cities for CO2 emission trading. Such emission trading process will involve decentralization, optimization, and negotiation. The prime objective of this book is to perform academic research on simulating the negotiation process. Through this research, a methodological framework and its implementation are set up to analyze, model and facilitate the process of negotiation among central government and individual energy producers under environmental, economical and social constraints.

Negotiation in Decentralization: Case Study of China's Carbon Trading in the Power Sector discusses research carried out on negotiation issues in China regarding Chinese power sector reform over the past 30 years. Results show that conflicts exist between power groups and the national government, and that the most current negotiation topics in China's power industry are demand and supply management, capital investment, energy prices, and CO2 emission mitigations.

Negotiation in Decentralization: Case Study of China's Carbon Trading in the Power Sector is written for government policy makers, energy and environment industry investors, energy program/project managers, environment conservation specialists, university professors, researchers, and graduate students. It aims to provide a methodology and a tool that can resolve difficult negotiation issues and change a loss-loss situation to a win-win situation for key players in a decentralized system, including government policymakers, energy producers, and environment conservationists.


Developing Countries Economic Negotiation Energy Planning Environment Conservation Methodological Framework Negotiation Simulation Transition Economies

Authors and affiliations

  • Ming Yang
    • 1
  • Fan Yang
    • 2
  1. 1., Suite 15063E&T InternationalBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.The Volgenau School of Information TechnGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4056-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4057-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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