Climate Change Research ›› 2013, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (4): 266-274.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-1719.2013.04.005

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Comparison and Analysis on CO2 Emissions Data for China

Songli Zhu   

  1. Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing 100038, China
  • Received:2013-01-24 Revised:2013-05-24 Online:2013-07-30 Published:2013-08-07
  • Contact: Songli Zhu

Abstract: The paper reviews the CO2 emissions data provided by various international organizations and databases (namely IEA, BP, EDGAR/PBL/JRC, CDIAC, EIA and CAIT), and compares them with China’s official data and estimation. The differences among these data are due to different scope, method and basic data, particularly the differences in fossil fuel consumption are highlighted. Compared with data from other databases, the IEA and CAIT data have the best comparability with China’s official data. The paper recommends that China should enhance its coal statistics, increase the frequency of official data publication and improve the inventory completeness.

Key words: CO2, emission data, comparability

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