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CO2 Emissions Embodied in China’s Export to U.S.: Analysis on the Top Ten Export Goods

  • Yinghua Meng
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 208)

Abstract

Trade creates a mechanism for consumers to shift environmental pollution associated with their consumption to other countries. Applied an input–output approach, the article estimates the amount of CO2 embodied in Sino–U.S. Export trade during 2002–2009, It was found that the CO2 emissions of China’s top ten export goods constitute over 75% of CO2 emissions of all export goods, and the most carbon-intensity export sector is office machines and automatic data-processing machines, miscellaneous manufactured articles, and telecommunications and sound-recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment; in addition, the less carbon-intensity export sector is textile yarn, fabrics and related products, furniture, and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings, and articles of apparel and clothing accessories.

Keywords

Sino-US Trade Embodied CO2 Emissions Export 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinghua Meng
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  1. 1.Open Economy and Trade Research CenterShanghai Lixin University of CommerceShanghaiP.R. China

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