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Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

1st Edition

By Chu Wei


408 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367435431
pub: 2020-03-06
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As carbon dioxide is the most important source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars, and the general public. From the perspective of the structure of Chinese industry, this book aims to answer two questions. First, what is the driving force of China’s CO2 emissions and how does this relate to the structure of industry? Second, what is the potential for abatement and the cost of CO2 across sectors and regions, and the impact for industry?

The author calculates the CO2 inventory data at province and sectoral level based on the approach of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and then quantifies the CO2 abatement potential and marginal abatement cost using this production framework. Econometric models are used to examine the likely impact on industry of abatement potential and cost.

The book hence provides a rich source of information for general readers to better understand the characteristics, patterns and drivers of China’s CO2 emissions. It also provides solid evidence for policy-makers to help mitigate CO2 emissions through industrial restructuring strategy.

Table of Contents

List of figures. List of tables. Preface I: Theories and Practice Chapter 1 Industrial Structure in China and Emission of Greenhouse Gases Chapter 2 Interconnections between Industrial Structure and Climate Change II: Emission Features Chapter 4 Research on the Relationship Between Inter-provincial Industrial Structure, Income Level and CO2 Emissions Chapter 5 Quantitative Assessment of CO2 Emissions from China's Production Sector Chapter 6 Quantitative Evaluation and Analysis of CO2 Emissions in China's Industrial Sector Chapter 7 Analysis of Industrial CO2 Emissions and Influencing Factors: A Case Study of Zhejiang Province References. Index

List of figures. List of tables. Preface I:Emission Reduction Analysis Chapter 1 Literature Review of Contaminant Disposal Modeling under the Productivity Framework Chapter 2 Inter-provincial CO2 shadow price research based on parametric model Chapter 3 Regional Decomposition of CO2 Emission Reduction Potential and Emission Reduction Targets Chapter 4 Research on CO2 marginal abatement cost in Chinese cities II: Strategic Response Chapter 5 Industrial restructuring strategy to mitigate and control CO2 emissions References. Index

About the Author

Dr. WEI Chu is the Professor at Renmin University of China. His research focuses on the analysis of energy efficiency, evaluation of abatement cost of pollutants and the residential energy demand.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General