Carbon Emissions in China

  • Zhu Liu

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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Introduction

This study analyzes the spatial-temporal pattern and processes of China’s energy-related carbon emissions. Based on extensive quantitative analysis, it outlines the character and trajectory of China’s energy-related carbon emissions during the period 1995-2010, examining the distribution pattern of China’s carbon emissions from regional and sectoral perspectives and revealing the driving factors of China’s soaring emission increase. Further, the book investigates the supply chain carbon emissions (the carbon footprints) of China’s industrial sectors.

Population growth, the fossil energy supply, and anthropogenic climate change are the most serious challenges currently facing humankind. China is the world’s largest developing country, top primary energy consumer and carbon emitter. Achieving both economic growth and environmental conservation is the country’s twofold challenge. Understanding the status, features and driving forces of China’s energy-related carbon emissions is a critical aspect of attaining global sustainability. This work, for the first time, presents both key findings on and a systematic evaluation of China’s carbon emissions from energy consumption. The results have important implications for global carbon budgets and burden-sharing with regard to climate change mitigation. The book will be of great interest to readers around the world, as it addresses a topic of truly global significance.

Keywords

Carbon Emission Carbon Footprint Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhu Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Sustainability Science ProgramHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-52864-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-52862-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-52864-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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