Analysis of China’s Production-and Consumption-Based CO2 Emission Inventories

  • 1 Center of Climate Change, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science, Beijing 100012, China;
    2 Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, NC, USA;
    3 College of Economics, Hebei University, Baoding 071000, China

Received date: 2013-06-09

  Revised date: 2013-11-05

  Online published: 2013-12-20

Supported by

the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program)(No.2012CB955904), and National Natural Science Foundation (No. 40905062).


China, as the biggest GHG emitter and the largest developing country, has been urged by international society to take responsibilities for reducing GHG, especially in the post-Kyoto commitment period. Currently, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) assigns the responsibility to parties who produce the pollution, using the production-based GHG emissions inventories. In this article, we analyze the difference between China's production-and consumption-based emission inventories and conclude that consumption-based GHG emission inventories are preferred; as it is fair that whoever consumes the emission should pay for their consumption. In addition, in order to consider environmental justice, policy-makers should take both economic and administrative measures to support poor provinces for reducing CO2 emissions.

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FU Jiafeng, A Rouna, WANG Meng, KONG Shanshan, GAO Qingxian . Analysis of China’s Production-and Consumption-Based CO2 Emission Inventories[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2013 , 4(4) : 293 -303 . DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2013.04.001


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