Climate Change Research ›› 2018, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (3): 275-280.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2017.083

• Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Comparison analysis of China’s emissions accounting by typical international carbon databases

Qing-Qing LI1,Ying SU2,Li SHANG1,Wei WEI1,Mao-Hua WANG1()   

  1. 1 Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201210, China
    2 Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
  • Received:2017-05-07 Revised:2017-06-12 Online:2018-05-31 Published:2018-06-07


Four typical international carbon databases International Energy Agency (IEA), Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), The Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) and Energy Information Administration (EIA) have been selected to carry out a comparison analysis of their carbon emissions accounting for China’s fossil fuels and cement production. The results show that: 1) the accounting by IEA and EDGAR is more detailed; 2) there is a large difference in activity data classification for the four carbon databases, which is 8, 4, 8, 5 for coal-based fuels, 15, 10, 14, 13 for oil-based fuels, and 4, 1, 4, 2 for gaseous fuels; 3) the carbon emission factors are selected in different way, some use the institute’s own China-specific parameter, some use the default value from IPCC.

Key words: Carbon database, Comparison analysis, China’s carbon emissions, Fuels classification

Copyright © Climate Change Research, All Rights Reserved.
Tel: (010)58995171 E-mail:
Powered by Beijing Magtech Co. Ltd