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Dmitry Kovalevsky (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
Dmitry Kovalevsky (editor)

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Fischertwiete 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

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Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

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

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Dynamic tracks of industrial carbon emissions from energy consumption in Guangdong, China

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 5(1) (2017) 27--33 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2017.03.003

Lei Chen; Linyu Xu

State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

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Abstract

Regional diversity of economic situation and production levels lead to significant differences of regional carbon emissions between cities, gravity center can dynamically and clearly reflect the trajectory changes of regional economic development and carbon emissions. In this paper, gravity center is used to depict the dynamic changes of industrial GDP and indus-trial carbon emissions in Guangdong, China from the past decade. By analyzing the center movements, the industrial centers and carbon center had similar tracks in west direction. Energy consumption by Western Guangdong increased rapidly during the study period, with the gravity center of carbon emissions moving in southwest direction. The method would help to reveal the effects of transfer on industrial carbon emissions, and simulate the further procedures of regional industrial transfer.

Acknowledgments

This work is funded by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No.2016YFC0502802), Innovative Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.51421065), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 40971105)

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