Volume 15: Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems: Part IV

Driving factors of China’s energy-related CO2 emissions Jiaxiang Zou, Bin Chen



In this paper, logarithmic mean Divisia index (LMDI) method was used to analyze China’s energy-related CO2 emissions from 1980 to 2019. Four contributing factors including energy intensity, carbon intensity, economic development and population size were selected. The results show that China’s CO2 emissions increased from 1.49Gt to 9.68Gt from 1980 to 2019. Per capita GDP is the dominating positive factor, accounting for 293.51%, while energy intensity is the major negative factor, contributing -189.91%. Thus the efforts for carbon peak and neutrality in China should be focused on economic structure adjustment and energy efficiency promotion.

Keywords CO2 emissions, energy consumption, driving factor analysis

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