Journal article

Quantifying and mapping spatial variability of Shanghai household carbon footprints

Shangguang Yang, Chunlan Wang, Kevin Lo, Mark Wang, Lin Liu

Frontiers in Energy | HIGHER EDUCATION PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Understanding the spatial variability of household carbon emissions is necessary for formulating sustainable and low-carbon energy policy. However, data on household carbon emissions is limited in China, the world’s largest greenhouse gases emitter. This study quantifies and maps household carbon emissions in Shanghai using a city-wide household survey. The findings reveal substantial spatial variability in household carbon emissions, especially in transport-related emissions. Low emission clusters are founded in Hongkou, Xuhui, Luwan, Jinshan, and Fengxian. High emission clusters are located in Jiading and Pudong. Overall, the spatial pattern of household carbon emissions in Shanghai is don..

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