CO2 emissions from the transport of China's exported goods

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Abstract

Emissions of greenhouse gases in many European countries are declining, and the European Union (EU) believes it is on track in achieving emission reductions as agreed upon in the Kyoto Agreement and the EU's more ambitious post-Kyoto climate policy. However, a number of recent publications indicate that emission reductions may also have been achieved because production has been shifted to other countries, and in particular China. If a consumption perspective is applied, emissions in industrialized countries are substantially higher, and may not have declined at all. Significantly, emissions from transports are omitted in consumption-based calculations. As all trade involves transport, mostly by cargo ship, but also by air, transports add considerably to overall emissions growth incurred in production shifts. Consequently, this article studies the role of transports in creating emissions of CO2, based on the example of exports from China. Results are discussed with regard to their implications for global emission reductions and post-Kyoto negotiations. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Otto Andersen
  • Stefan Gössling
  • Morten Simonsen
  • Hans Jakob Walnum
  • Paul Peeters
  • Cordula Neiberger
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)5790-5798
TidskriftEnergy Policy
Volym38
Utgivningsnummer10
StatusPublished - 2010
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa