Spatiotemporal changes of China's carbon emissions

Cai, Bofeng, Wang, Xiuquan, Huang, Guohe, Wang, Jinnan, Cao, Dong, Baetz, Brian W., Liu, Lei, Zhang, Hua, Fenech, Adam and Liu, Zhu (2018) Spatiotemporal changes of China's carbon emissions. Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (16). pp. 8536-8546. ISSN 0094-8276

[thumbnail of Published manuscript]
PDF (Published manuscript) - Published Version
Download (10MB) | Preview


Spatiotemporal changes in China's carbon emissions during the 11th and 12th Five‐Year Plan periods are quantified for the first time through a reconstructed nationwide high‐resolution gridded data set. The hot spots of carbon emissions in China have expanded by 28.5% (toward the west) in the north and shrunk by 18.7% in the south; meanwhile, the emission densities in North and South China have increased by 15.7% and 49.9%, respectively. This suggests a clear transition to a more intensive economic growth model in South China as a result of the energy conservation and emission reduction policies, while the expanded carbon hot spots in North China are mainly dominated by the Grand Western Development Program. The results also show that China's carbon emissions exhibit a typical spatially intensive, high‐emission pattern, which has undergone a slight relaxation (up to 3%) from 2007 to 2012 due to a typical urbanization process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/affordable_and_clean_energy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 13:30
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 21:31
DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079564


Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item