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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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15 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
47 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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156 Dimensions

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221 Mendeley
Title
City-level climate change mitigation in China
Published in
Science Advances, June 2018
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0390
Pubmed ID
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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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 221 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 21%
Student > Master 36 16%
Researcher 26 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 5%
Student > Bachelor 9 4%
Other 35 16%
Unknown 57 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 37 17%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 19 9%
Social Sciences 17 8%
Energy 12 5%
Engineering 11 5%
Other 43 19%
Unknown 82 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 150. 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 20 May 2021.
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#203,605
of 21,411,922 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#1,544
of 8,644 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,257
of 298,156 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#64
of 246 outputs
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