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Frontiers of Engineering Management >> 2014, Volume 1, Issue 1 doi: 10.15302/J-FEM-2014011

NewIndustrial Revolution and Environmental Protection

Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Available online: 2014-05-25

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Serious environmental problems have appeared in China since the rapid economic growth 30 years ago, which affect human's health and become a limiting factor for further development. It has brought about the rethinking of traditional ways for economy development and environmental protection, and realized that the change in the model of development and environment protection is of significance. A new industrial revolution is needed for protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development. This paper discusses the characteristics of the new industrial revolution for sustainable development including cleaner production, circular economy, and industrial ecology. Lessons from China and abroad will be introduced to prove that new strategies for environment protection and economic development are needed.

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