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City-level climate change mitigation in China

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, June 2018
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Title
City-level climate change mitigation in China
Published in
Science Advances, June 2018
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0390
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Authors

Yuli Shan, Dabo Guan, Klaus Hubacek, Bo Zheng, Steven J Davis, Lichao Jia, Jianghua Liu, Zhu Liu, Neil Fromer, Zhifu Mi, Jing Meng, Xiangzheng Deng, Yuan Li, Jintai Lin, Heike Schroeder, Helga Weisz, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Abstract

As national efforts to reduce CO2 emissions intensify, policy-makers need increasingly specific, subnational information about the sources of CO2 and the potential reductions and economic implications of different possible policies. This is particularly true in China, a large and economically diverse country that has rapidly industrialized and urbanized and that has pledged under the Paris Agreement that its emissions will peak by 2030. We present new, city-level estimates of CO2 emissions for 182 Chinese cities, decomposed into 17 different fossil fuels, 46 socioeconomic sectors, and 7 industrial processes. We find that more affluent cities have systematically lower emissions per unit of gross domestic product (GDP), supported by imports from less affluent, industrial cities located nearby. In turn, clusters of industrial cities are supported by nearby centers of coal or oil extraction. Whereas policies directly targeting manufacturing and electric power infrastructure would drastically undermine the GDP of industrial cities, consumption-based policies might allow emission reductions to be subsidized by those with greater ability to pay. In particular, sector-based analysis of each city suggests that technological improvements could be a practical and effective means of reducing emissions while maintaining growth and the current economic structure and energy system. We explore city-level emission reductions under three scenarios of technological progress to show that substantial reductions (up to 31%) are possible by updating a disproportionately small fraction of existing infrastructure.

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Unknown 281 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 19%
Student > Master 37 13%
Researcher 28 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 5%
Student > Bachelor 12 4%
Other 40 14%
Unknown 98 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 39 14%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 23 8%
Social Sciences 20 7%
Engineering 13 5%
Energy 13 5%
Other 47 17%
Unknown 126 45%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 144. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 September 2023.
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