Yunkun Zhang

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e-mail address
Yunkun.Zhang@uea.ac.uk
First Name
Yunkun
Surname
Zhang
Institution
University of East Anglia
Phone
07842730707
Postal Address

International Development School, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

Current Position
PhD Researcher

Research Themes

CITIES AND COASTS
ENERGY AND EMISSIONS

PhD Researchers Profile

Tyndall Research Theme
Development
Duration of your PhD
2014/2017
Thesis's Supervisor
Professor Dabo Guan, Professor Corinne Le Quere
My Thesis' Abstract

My research title is the assessment of environment-economy nexus in Chinese cities. In terms of environment, I will focus on carbon emissions. This research will involve the study of carbon emission accounting, drivers of carbon emissions, input-output model and decomposition analysis. Then a panel data analysis will be conducted by econometrics model to find out whether the relationship between carbon emissions and economy accords with the Kuznets curve. Highly urbanized Chinese cities will be chosen at first. A comparable analysis of the similarities and differences between Chinese cities and other worldwide cities may be conducted later. Finally constructive policy indications about how to reduce carbon emissions without slowing down the speed of economic development will be proposed. 

Expertise

Emissions Scenarios
Carbon Assessment and Management
Economics
Climate modelling/downscaling

History

Member for
2 years 19 weeks
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