University of East Anglia
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Prof. Dabo Guan, Dr. Heike Schroeder
The Joint Leverhulme Trust and Social Sciences Faculty Postgraduate Studentships at the University of East Anglia.
Title: Developments of China’s Emissions Accounts and Datasets
Abstract: With rapid economic development, lifestyle change and consumption growth, China is now the world’s largest consumer of primary energy and emitter of greenhouse gas emissions. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration and British Petroleum, China produces 25% of global CO2 emissions, consumes 20% of global primary energy. However, the emissions accounts are not fully completed, most of the previous studies focused on the national or provincial level. The emission inventory construction of Chinese cities has not been well researched, mainly owing to the lack of systematic statistics and poor data quality. Among the CO2 emission sources, 85% of China’s emissions are contributed by energy usage in cities, which is much higher than that of the USA (80%) or Europe (69%). Cities are considered as the key areas for implementing policies designed for climate change adaption and CO2 emission mitigation. An effective understanding of the energy consumption and emission status of common cities in China is urgently required to practice mitigate climate change. Aiming at this research gap, my study develops a set of methods for constructing CO2 emissions inventories for Chinese cities based on energy balance tables, which are consistent with the national and provincial inventory. The newly constructed city emission inventories will make up a multi-scale emission datasets of China together with the national and provincial inventories. Understanding the emissions sources in Chinese cities is the basis for many climate policies and goal research in the future. Part of my current results has been uploaded to “China Emission Accounts & Datasets www.ceads.net” for freely academic use.
Shan, Y., Guan, D.*, Liu, J., Liu, Z., Liu, J.*, Schroeder, H., Chen, Y., Shao, S., Mi, Z., & Zhang, Q. (2017). CO2 emissions inventory of Chinese cities. Journal of Cleaner Production (IF=4.959), forthcoming
Meng, J., Mi, Z., Yang, H., Shan, Y., Guan, D.,* & Liu, J. (2017). The consumption-based black carbon emissions of China’s megacities. Journal of Cleaner Production (IF=4.959), In press
Shan, Y., Liu, J.*, Liu, Z., Xu, X., Shao, S., Wang, P., & Guan, D.* (2016). New provincial CO2 emission inventories in China based on apparent energy consumption data and updated emission factors. Applied Energy (IF=5.746), 184, 742-750. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.03.073
Guan, D., Shan, Y., Liu, Z., He, K. (2016). Performance assessment and outlook of China’s emission-trading scheme. Engineering, 2, 398-401. DOI: 10.1016/J.ENG.2016.04.016
Shao, L.*, Guan, D.*, Zhang, N., Shan, Y., Chen, G.Q. (2016). Carbon emissions from fossil fuel consumption of Beijing in 2012. Environmental Research Letters (IF=4.134), 11, 114028. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114028
Mi Z., Zhang, Y., Guan, D.*, Shan, Y., Liu, Z., Cong, R., Yuan, X., & Wei, Y. (2016). Consumption-based emission accounting for Chinese cities. Applied Energy (IF=5.746), 184, 1073-1081. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.094.
Mi Z., Wei, Y.*, Liu, Z., Liao, H., Shan, Y., Liu, J., & Guan, D.* (2016). Socioeconomic impact assessment of China’s CO2 emissions peak prior to 2030. Journal of Cleaner Production (IF=4.959), 142, 2227-2236. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.11.055
Shan, Y., Liu, Z.*, & Guan, D. (2015). CO2 emissions from China’s lime industry. Applied Energy （IF=5.746), 166, 245-252. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.091 (PGR Prize for Best Paper, UEA, 2014-2015)