Climate Change Research ›› 2011, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (4): 281-287.

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The Estimation of CO2 Emission from Aircraft of China’s Civil Aviation during 1960-2009

Ji-Cheng HE   

  • Received:2011-01-17 Revised:2011-04-25 Online:2011-07-30 Published:2010-07-30
  • Contact: Ji-Cheng HE

Abstract: Based on the annual production data collected by Chinese Civil Aviation Statistic Center, the CO2 emission of aircraft during 1960-2009 was calculated and the emission intensity and its dynamic characteristics were analyzed. The results show that the CO2 emission of aircraft in China increased from 120 kt in 1960 to 41.44 million ton in 2009. The emission intensity of CO2 decreased from 2.9 kg/(converted t km) in 1960 to 0.96 kg/(converted t km) in 2009 at an average rate of 0.04 kg/(converted t km) per year. The proportion of the CO2 emission of aircraft to the total emission in the sector of transportation, storage and post in China was 6.6% and to total emission from fossil fuel combustion in China was 0.24%.

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