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António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal


Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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Life Cycle Perspective for Urban Energy Use and Carbon Emissions: A Case Study of Xiamen, China

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 5(1) (2017) 71--76 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2017.03.007

Fanxin Meng$^{1}$, Gengyuan Liu$^{1}$,$^{2}$, Zhifeng Yang$^{1}$,$^{2}$, Yan Hao$^{1}$, Yan Zhang$^{1}$,$^{2}$, Sergio Ulgiati$^{1}$,$^{2}$,$^{3}$

$^{1}$ State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

$^{2}$ Beijing Engineering Research Center for Watershed Environmental Restoration & Integrated Ecological Regulation, Beijing 100875, China

$^{3}$ Department of Science and Technology, Parthenope University of Naples, Centro Direzionale, Isola C4, 80143 Naples, Italy

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Low-carbon city is the key to achieving low-carbon future. Carbon emission accounting is the most fundamental step. Carbon emissions from urban energy use are the principal and key bodies of global carbon emissions reduction, which are the most important parts of urban carbon emissions. The goal of this study is to construct a novel hybrid analysis model framework (PEIO), a combination of Process Analysis (PA) and Environmental Input-Output Analysis (EIOA), to access the carbon emissions on urban energy use from life cycle perspective, including the carbon emissions from end-use sector activities, cross-boundary traffic and the embodied energy of key urban materials.


This work is supported by the Fund for the Projects of Sino-America International Cooperation and Exchanges of NSFC (No. 51661125010), Creative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51121003), the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2016YFC0503005), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41471466, 71673029). Sergio Ulgiati also acknowledges the contract by the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, within the framework of the National “One Thousand Foreign Experts Plan”.


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