Promises and pitfalls in environmentally extended input-output analysis for China: A survey of the literature

Jacob Hawkins, Chunbo Ma, Steven Schilizzi, Fan Zhang

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    Abstract

    © 2014 Elsevier B.V. As the world's largest developing economy, China plays a key role in global climate change and other environmental impacts of international concern. Environmentally extended input-output analysis (EE-IOA) is an important and insightful tool seeing widespread use in studying large-scale environmental impacts in China: calculating and analyzing greenhouse gas emissions, carbon and water footprints, pollution, and embodied energy. This paper surveys the published articles regarding EE-IOA for China in peer-reviewed journals and provides a comprehensive and quantitative overview of the body of literature, examining the research impact, environmental issues addressed, and data utilized. The paper further includes a discussion of the shortcomings in official Chinese data and of the potential means to move beyond its inherent limitations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)81-88
    JournalEnergy Economics
    Volume48
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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