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Production and consumption accounting of CO2 emissions for Xiamen, China

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  • Vause, Jonathan
  • Gao, Lijie
  • Shi, Longyu
  • Zhao, Jingzhu

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Consumption accounting of urban greenhouse gas emissions is preferable to production accounting, because cities are open systems which depend on the import of large quantities of externally produced goods. In this paper we use environmental input–output analysis to construct CO2 production and consumption accounting inventories for Xiamen, a rapidly developing coastal city in southeast China. We found that, in 2007, total emissions embodied in production were 21.8Mt CO2, of which 17.1Mt CO2 were embodied in exports and 4.7Mt CO2 resulted from local demand on local production. If the large amounts of emissions embodied in the Xiamen reprocessing trade are excluded from the analysis, total imported emissions were 12.2Mt CO2, consumption emissions were 16.9Mt CO2, and Xiamen was a net exporter of 4.9Mt CO2. Although Xiamen's rapid economic growth is dependent on large-scale flows of embodied emissions, most of these emissions are not produced or consumed within the city system.

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  • Vause, Jonathan & Gao, Lijie & Shi, Longyu & Zhao, Jingzhu, 2013. "Production and consumption accounting of CO2 emissions for Xiamen, China," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 697-704.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:60:y:2013:i:c:p:697-704
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.04.069
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