Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 8764801, 9 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8764801
Research Article

An Exploration of Neighborhood Residents’ Cognition of and Participation in Low-Carbon Behaviors in Wuhan, China

1School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
2School of Environment Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Wenjun Peng; moc.621@523nujnew

Received 8 November 2017; Accepted 12 March 2018; Published 5 April 2018

Academic Editor: Robert Černý

Copyright © 2018 Wenjun Peng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. Y. Chen, “Suggestions of speeding up the development of new pattern urbanization within Sichuan province,” Reform of Economic System, vol. 6, pp. 133–137, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  2. J. E. Fernández, “Resource consumption of new urban construction in China,” Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 99–115, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. NBSC National Bureau of Statistics of China, China Statistical Yearbook, China Statistics Press, Beijing, China, 2016.
  4. X. Li, “Low-carbon ecology leading a new direction of urban development,” Environmental Protection & Recycling Economy, vol. 6, pp. 4–6, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  5. D. Zeng and X. Wang, “Comparative study of relationship between carbon emission and medium-term urbanization in different countries,” Journal of Chongqing University, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 46–50, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  6. L. Yan and J. B. Zhao, “A brief discussion about construction of low-carbon and energy-saving ecological community-a case study of Yilongwan community in Changzhi city,” Advanced Materials Research, vol. 689, pp. 524–527, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. J. T. Houghton, Y. Ding, D. J. Griggs et al., Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, USA, 2001.
  8. F. Bartiaux, “A socio-anthropological approach to energy-related behaviours and innovations at the household level,” in Proceedings of ECEEE 2003 Summer Study-Time to Turn Down Energy Demand, pp. 1239–1250, Saint-Raphaël, France, June 2003.
  9. Z. H. Feng, L. L. Zou, and Y. M. Wei, “The impact of household consumption on energy use and CO2 emissions in China,” Energy, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 656–670, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. B. C. O’Neill and B. S. Chen, “Demographic determinants of household energy use in the United States,” Population & Development Review, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 53–88, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  11. Y. M. Wei, L. C. Liu, Y. Fan, and G. Wu, “The impact of lifestyle on energy use and CO2, emission: an empirical analysis of china’s residents,” Energy Policy, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 247–257, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. S. Moloney, R. E. Horne, and J. Fien, “Transitioning to low carbon communities-from behaviour change to systemic change: lessons from Australia,” Energy Policy, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 7614–7623, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. G. Baiocchi, J. Minx, and K. Hubacek, “The impact of social factors and consumer behavior on carbon dioxide emissions in the United Kingdom,” Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 50–72, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. M. Peters, S. Fudge, and P. Sinclair, “Mobilising community action towards a low-carbon future: opportunities and challenges for local government in the UK,” Energy Policy, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 7596–7603, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. C. Sun, X. Ouyang, H. Cai, Z. Luo, and A. Li, “Household pathway selection of energy consumption during urbanization process in China,” Energy Conversion & Management, vol. 84, pp. 295–304, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. F. Biddau, A. Armenti, and P. F. Cottone, “Socio-psychological aspects of grassroots participation in the transition movement: an Italian case study,” Journal of Social and Political Psychology, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 142–165, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. G. Feola and R. Nunes, “Success and failure of grassroots innovations for addressing climate change: the case of the transition movement,” Global Environmental Change, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 232–250, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. P. Jiang, Y. Chen, B. Xu, W. Dong, and E. Kennedy, “Building low carbon communities in China: the role of individual’s behaviour change and engagement,” Energy Policy, vol. 60, pp. 611–620, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. H. Arikawa, Y. Cao, and S. Matsumoto, “Attitudes toward nuclear power and energy-saving behavior among Japanese households,” Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 2, pp. 12–20, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. H. B. Enzler, A. Diekmann, and R. Meyer, “Subjective discount rates in the general population and their predictive power for energy saving behavior,” Energy Policy, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 524–540, 2014. View at Google Scholar
  21. M. Hamamoto, “Energy-saving behavior and marginal abatement cost for household CO2 emissions,” Energy Policy, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 809–813, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. S. Brodt, G. Feenstra, and T. Tomich, “The low-carbon diet initiative: reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the food system using life cycle assessment,” in Proceedings of Summary of a Symposium on Critical Issues and Research Methods, pp. 8–10, UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute, Davis, CA, USA, October 2007.
  23. D. A. Cleveland, C. N. Radka, N. M. Müller et al., “Effect of localizing fruit and vegetable consumption on greenhouse gas emissions and nutrition, Santa Barbara County,” Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 45, no. 10, pp. 4555–4562, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. C. Liang and X. Li, “Behavior intention of low-carbon diet: a perspective of theory of planned behavior,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Social Science, Education Management and Sport Education, Beijing, China, April 2015.
  25. N. W. Kuo and Y. Y. Dai, “Predicting low-carbon travel behavior: a modified theory of planned behavior model from Taiwan,” Brain Research, vol. 48, pp. 147–156, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  26. J. Meng, Y. Mu, H. Jia, J. Wu, X. Yu, and B. Qu, “Dynamic frequency response from electric vehicles considering travelling behavior in the Great Britain power system,” Applied Energy, vol. 162, no. 2, pp. 966–979, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. E. Shafiei, B. Davidsdottir, J. Leaver, H. Stefansson, and E. I. Asgeirsson, “Potential impact of transition to a low-carbon transport system in Iceland,” Energy Policy, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 127–142, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. T. L. Qin, D. H. Yan, G. Wang, and J. Yin, “Water demand forecast in the Baiyangdian Basin with the extensive and low-carbon economic modes,” Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 4, pp. 1–10, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. D. H. Yan, T. L. Qin, W. H. Xiao, and D. X. Li, “Study on the model of water resources rational deployment for the low-carbon development mode,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 586–593, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  30. E. Papargyropoulou, S. Colenbrander, A. H. Sudmant, A. Gouldson, and L. C. Tin, “The economic case for low carbon waste management in rapidly growing cities in the developing world: the case of Palembang, Indonesia,” Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 163, pp. 11–19, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. S. Qu, X. Shi, and G. Hua, “Decision model for the subsides to low-carbon production by the government under the emission trading scheme,” LISS, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 907–917, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  32. X. Shi and H. Meier, “Carbon emission assessment to support planning and operation of low-carbon production systems,” Procedia CIRP, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 329–334, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. P. Wu and Y. Feng, “Identification of non-value adding activities in precast concrete production to achieve low-carbon production,” Architectural Science Review, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 105–113, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. J. Wolf and S. C. Moser, “Individual understandings, perceptions, and engagement with climate change: insights from in-depth studies across the world,” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 547–569, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  35. Y. Bai and Y. Liu, “An exploration of residents’ low-carbon awareness and behavior in Tianjin, China,” Energy Policy, vol. 61, pp. 1261–1270, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  36. G. Bohner and N. Dickel, “Attitudes and attitude change,” Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 391–417, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  37. S. O’Neill and S. Nicholson-Cole, ““Fear won’t do it”: promoting positive engagement with climate change through visual and iconic representations,” Science Communication, vol. 30, pp. 355–379, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  38. L. Zhu, F. Lin, and H. Lu, “Status quo of residents’ low-carbon life in Minhang district: survey and enlightenment,” Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 195–200, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  39. J. W. Jung and S. Y. Cho, “The effect of cognition degree of green life on green consumer behavior,” Journal of Environmental Science International, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 1455–1462, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  40. Y. P. Zhang, “Low-carbon economy and low-carbon life,” Sino-Global Energy, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 12–15, 2009. View at Google Scholar
  41. Y. Liu and Y. Bai, “An exploration of firms’ awareness and behavior of developing circular economy: an empirical research in China,” Resources Conservation & Recycling, vol. 87, pp. 145–152, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  42. J. P. Guielford, Fundamental Statics in Psychology and Education, Mc Graw-Hill, New York, NY, USA, 1965.
  43. K. Backhaus, B. Erichson, W. Plinke, X. Y. Wang, and W. Rolf, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Gezhi Press & Shanghai People’s Publishing House, Shanghai, China, 2nd edition, 2017.
  44. Z. M. Du, Sample Survey and Statistical Applications are with SPSS, Publishing House of Electronics Industry, Beijing, China, 2010.
  45. D. N. Lawley and A. E. Maxwell, Factor Analysis as a Statistical Method, Butterworth, London, UK, 1971.
  46. J. Stevens, Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ, USA, 1986.
  47. J. F. Hair, W. C. Black, B. J. Babin, R. E. Anderson, and R. L. Tatham, Multivariate Data Analysis, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 7th edition, 2010.
  48. H. Jiang and L. Zhang, “Research on low-carbon community based on individual behavior change,” Science and Technology Management Research, vol. 5, pp. 202–205, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  49. C. Wu and W. Zhang, “An empirical study of low-carbon cognitive, attitudes and behaviors,” Technoeconomics & Management Research, vol. 7, pp. 123–128, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  50. S. Capstick, I. Lorenzoni, A. Corner, and L. Whitmarsh, “Prospects for radical emissions reduction through behavior and lifestyle change,” Carbon Management, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 429–445, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus