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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
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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Multi-scale input-output analysis for multiple responsibility entities: Carbon emission by urban economy in Beijing 2007

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 1(1) (2013) 43--54 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2013.01.004

Shan Guo$^{1}$, G.Q. Chen$^{1}$,$^{2}$,$^{3}$

$^{1}$ State Key Laboratory of Turbulence and Complex Systems, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

$^{2}$ School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

$^{3}$ Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics Research Group, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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In ecological accounting for various responsibility entities, embodied ecological endowment fluxes across the local system boundary have different mitigation implications. A framework for the multi-scale input-output analysis is presented in this article to support ecological accounting for mitigation policy making by global, domestic and local responsibility entities. A case study for carbon emissions by the urban economy in Beijing 2007 is made to compare corresponding perspectives. With intensive tertiary industry, the urban economy is revealed as a net carbon emission importer.


This work is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11272012) and the Innovation Project Foundation of Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (Grant No.PXM2011_178215_000003).


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