Introduction: Entering the Green Industrial Revolution

  • Angang Hu


This chapter summarizes and rethinks the development since industrial revolution, and proposes the trends and basic characteristics of the green industrial revolution, which is innovating green development road including increasing resource productivity, reducing pollution emission, delinking economic growth and nonrenewable resource consumption, in particular delinking economic growth and carbon dioxide emission.


Industrial Revolution Green Development International Energy Agency Rocky Desertification Industrial Civilization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Policy & ManagementTsinghua University Center for China StudiesBeijingChina

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