Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
China’s production, consumption and final import based industrial temporal emissions
Author(s): M Jawad Sajid, Li Xinchun, Qingren Cao, Jing Xie
Abstract: Industries are one of the major sources of carbon emissions. Conventional production and consumption based accounting approaches are based on the concept of emission responsibility founded on place of production and final place of consumption. But there is another dimension that regional final demand basically comes from two sources i.e. final demand for domestic and imported goods. China’s industrial Production and consumption based emissions are on rise since 2002 onwards while emissions from final-imports have actually decreased over the years. Owing to China’s emergence as an industrial giant and more and more foreign brands shifting production operation to China resulted in decreased dependence on finished foreign goods. Construction sector with a total of 16580.26 million tons and 16655.78 million tons respectively from 1995-2009 was the highest contributor under both CBA and PBA while Machinery, Nec, with total of 5311.86 million tons was the major contributor towards final imported emissions. Emission intensities from all three are on decline with Electricity, Gas and Water-Supply being most carbon intensive. This further classification of will assist policy makers to further understand China’s industrial emissions, plus temporal presentation of industrial emissions will allow policy makers to analyze historical pattern to device future mitigation policies.