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As the world’s largest primary energy consumer and greenhouse gas emitter, undoubtedly, China has a critical role in global GHG emission mitigation. Till now there are only two GHG inventories of China from national communications on climate change, and rare research focused on building a long-timescale and comprehensive GHG emission inventory covering the notable sources. This paper presents a long-timescale GHG emission inventory estimated with the most recently released official national statistical data, covering main emission sources, most greenhouse gas types, and all national economic sectors.

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It presented a long-timescale and detailed GHG emission inventory of China and carried out a discussion about the effect of data revision on GHG emissions.


We found that the data adjustment also has a profound impact on the CO2 emission per unit of GDP, as well as the accomplishment of CO2 emission reduction target in relative quantity.

Tao Ding
Dalian University of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Estimation of greenhouse gas emissions in China 1990-2013, Greenhouse Gases Science and Technology, August 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1718.
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