Changjiang Liuyu Ziyuan Yu Huanjing/Resources and Environment in the Yangtze Valley

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Abstract :

A generic phrase for technical and managerial innovation geared toward environmental conservation is “green-technology innovation.” It is essential to attain ecologically friendly development that promotes economic progress. Promoting the combined growth of the economy, society, and environment is extremely important. The industrial-green-technology innovation efficiency of 110 cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt is calculated using the Sup-SBM model from 2011 to 2021 while considering undesirable output. The modified gravity model is then used to convert the attribute data of industrial-green-technology innovation efficiency into relational data. The Yangtze River Economic Belt uses the social-network-analysis (SNA) approach to investigate the geographical correlation-network properties of industrial-green-technology innovation efficiency. The findings demonstrate the following: (1) There is a rising trend in the degree of industrial-green-technology innovation efficiency between different cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and this pattern is known as “three plates.” (2) The examination of network characteristics reveals an indigenous core–edge structure in space, with the network density of the Yangtze River Economic Belt displaying an increasing trend over the research period. (3) Individual characteristic analysis reveals that although the innovation-efficiency network tends to be flat, the degree centrality and closeness centrality of industrial-green-technology innovation efficiency in the Yangtze River Economic Belt indicate an upward trend over the research period. In addition, Chengdu in the upstream region, Wuhan in the center, and Shanghai in the downstream area serve as bridge and intermediary nodes in the spatial correlation network. (4) Block-model analysis reveals a close spatial link between blocks. A more complex and durable spatial link is now possible because of the spatial relationship of green-innovation efficiency in cities, which has shattered the boundaries imposed by traditional geographic space. The Yangtze River Economic Belt will be jointly promoted by several of the policy recommendations in this paper, aligning with that.