Management Review ›› 2021, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (9): 58-64.

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Carbon Emissions Embodied in Added-value Chains in China

Liu Hongguang, Zhang Zimeng, Guo Jie   

  1. College of Public Administration, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095
  • Received:2018-06-15 Online:2021-09-28 Published:2021-10-09

Abstract: Based on the Multi-Regional Input-Output model (MRIO), this paper accounts for value-based emissions (VBEs) and carbon embodied in the added-value chain using the distribution coefficient of MRIO. Taking China as an example, VBEs as well as carbon emissions embodied in added-value chains at the sub-national regional level is analyzed based on China MRIO tables for 2007 and 2012. The conclusion shows, with the closer economic linkages between sub-national regions inner China, carbon emissions embodied in regional added-value chains showed expansion in 2007-2012. This shows that regional inequities between China's economic growth and carbon emissions are increasing. Although China's regional economic differences have narrowed, the economic development of backward regions is driven by the emission of more carbon dioxide. This is not conducive to the realization of the overall national carbon emission reduction target.

Key words: carbon emissions, carbon leakage, added value chain, input-output table