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Decarbonization: China from past track to future leapfrogging

Yao, Xiaolong LU (2011) EKHR21 20111
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
Human behaviors lead to environmental change. If that premise stands true, then to put global warming under control is to restrict human behaviors in order to lessen their impact. For carbon emission specifically, the idea is to transform the global economy through a process of decarbonization. This paper focuses on China, both the largest carbon emitter and the largest of emerging economies leading the global CO2 emissions with rapid growth on both energy consumption and carbon emissions. In order to shed some light on how China and other developing countries participate in the global decarbonization, this paper tries to compare its past track with some higher-income countries as Sweden and United Kingdom, sophisticated enough to use more... (More)
Human behaviors lead to environmental change. If that premise stands true, then to put global warming under control is to restrict human behaviors in order to lessen their impact. For carbon emission specifically, the idea is to transform the global economy through a process of decarbonization. This paper focuses on China, both the largest carbon emitter and the largest of emerging economies leading the global CO2 emissions with rapid growth on both energy consumption and carbon emissions. In order to shed some light on how China and other developing countries participate in the global decarbonization, this paper tries to compare its past track with some higher-income countries as Sweden and United Kingdom, sophisticated enough to use more than one single decomposition tool to break down CO2 emissions into driving sources that could be analyzed and measured. For the purpose of a leapfrogging of decarbonization, from the past comparison experience and lessons are expected to draw and applied to future efforts. (Less)
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author
Yao, Xiaolong LU
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EKHR21 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Decarbonization, leapfrogging, energy intensity, carbon intensity
language
English
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2167194
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2011-12-02 13:18:47
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@misc{2167194,
  abstract     = {Human behaviors lead to environmental change. If that premise stands true, then to put global warming under control is to restrict human behaviors in order to lessen their impact. For carbon emission specifically, the idea is to transform the global economy through a process of decarbonization. This paper focuses on China, both the largest carbon emitter and the largest of emerging economies leading the global CO2 emissions with rapid growth on both energy consumption and carbon emissions. In order to shed some light on how China and other developing countries participate in the global decarbonization, this paper tries to compare its past track with some higher-income countries as Sweden and United Kingdom, sophisticated enough to use more than one single decomposition tool to break down CO2 emissions into driving sources that could be analyzed and measured. For the purpose of a leapfrogging of decarbonization, from the past comparison experience and lessons are expected to draw and applied to future efforts.},
  author       = {Yao, Xiaolong},
  keyword      = {Decarbonization,leapfrogging,energy intensity,carbon intensity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Decarbonization: China from past track to future leapfrogging},
  year         = {2011},
}