1st Edition

Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

By Chu Wei
    390 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    390 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 two-volume set 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 set 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.

    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


    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.