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Re-Examining Embodied SO 2 and CO 2 Emissions in China

Rui Huang (), Klaus Hubacek (), Kuishuang Feng (), Xiaojie Li () and Chao Zhang ()
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Rui Huang: Nanjing Normal University, Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment for the Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210023, China
Klaus Hubacek: Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740, USA
Kuishuang Feng: Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740, USA
Xiaojie Li: Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Chao Zhang: School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 5, 1-17

Abstract: CO 2 and SO 2, while having different environmental impacts, are both linked to the burning of fossil fuels. Research on joint patterns of CO 2 emissions and SO 2 emissions may provide useful information for decision-makers to reduce these emissions effectively. This study analyzes both CO 2 emissions and SO 2 emissions embodied in interprovincial trade in 2007 and 2010 using multi-regional input–output analysis. Backward and forward linkage analysis shows that Production and Supply of Electric Power and Steam, Non-metal Mineral Products, and Metal Smelting and Pressing are key sectors for mitigating SO 2 and CO 2 emissions along the national supply chain. The total SO 2 emissions and CO 2 emissions of these sectors accounted for 81% and 76% of the total national SO 2 emissions and CO 2 emissions, respectively.

Keywords: multi-regional input–output analysis; CO 2 emissions; SO 2 emissions; interregional trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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