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Clearer Skies Over ChinaReconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals$
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Chris P. Nielsen and Mun S. Ho

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019880

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.001.0001

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An Anthropogenic Emission Inventory of Primary Air Pollutants in China for 2005 and 2010

An Anthropogenic Emission Inventory of Primary Air Pollutants in China for 2005 and 2010

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(p.225) 6 An Anthropogenic Emission Inventory of Primary Air Pollutants in China for 2005 and 2010
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Clearer Skies Over China
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Yu Zhao

Wei Wei

Yu Lei

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0006

More recently, under pressure to abate carbon emissions, the Chinese government has begun exploring the implications of implementing a carbon tax on fossil fuels. This chapter seeks to evaluate and compare how the 11th Five-Year Plan and carbon control policies improve regional air quality and reduce health and agricultural risks. To do so, the chapter quantifies the emissions of relevant atmospheric pollutants in 2005 and 2010 for a no-policy base case and different policy scenarios for use in atmospheric simulation. With that primary objective, the chapter develops a detailed emission inventory differentiated by sectors and regions of China, incorporating results from Chapters 4 and 5 for the power and cement sectors and taking into account the latest domestic information on emission factors and activity levels for other sectors. The estimates of this inventory are applicable for policy analyses like those in this volume, as well as for more purely scientific research.

Keywords:   carbon emissions, Chinese government, carbon tax, fossil fuels, regional air quality, policy, scientific research

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