China has entered a new phase of economic development—a new normal—in which large-scale, rapid and multidimensional changes in economic structure are happening. We constructed the time-series of CO2 emission inventories for China and its provinces. Environmentally extended input-output analysis and structural decomposition analysis were applied to investigate the driving forces behind changes in emissions. China’s annual emissions growth rate has declined from 10% during 2002-2012 to 0.3% during 2012-2017, which is mainly caused by gains in energy efficiency, deceleration of economic growth, and changes in consumption patterns. Emission flow patterns have changed in both domestic and foreign trade since the global financial crisis. Some economically less developed regions, such as Southwest China, have shifted from being a net emission exporter to being a net emission importer. In terms of foreign trade, emissions embodied in China’s exports declined from 2007 to 2012 mainly due to changes in production structure and efficiency gains, while developingcountries became the major destination of China’s export emissions.
米志付博士，英国伦敦大学学院助理教授，伦敦政治经济学院高级访问学者。担任SCI期刊Journal of Cleaner Production执行主编，SCI期刊Advances in Climate Change Research和SSCI期刊Structural Change and Economic Dynamics副主编。研究方向为气候变化经济学和能源政策。在Science Advances、Nature Energy (IF=54)、Nature Geoscience、Nature Communications等期刊发表SCI/SSCI论文50余篇，其中ESI热点论文9篇，ESI高被引论文20篇。入选福布斯欧洲“30位30岁以下”精英榜单。荣获2018年世界可持续发展奖，2018年Nature Communications地球与行星科学前50名论文奖，2017年中国经济学优秀博士论文奖，2017年中国百篇最具影响国际学术论文，2017年Environmental Research Letters最佳青年学者论文奖，2016年Applied Energy高被引原创论文奖。曾受牛津大学出版社邀请撰写气候变化综合评估模型的综述文章。多次受邀参加联合国可持续发展大会和联合国气候变化大会。