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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: B-4-02
Tracing China's CO2 Emissions in Global Supply Chains


This project provides an interdisciplinary research framework that incorporates both the existing environment related approaches and the most recently developed global supply chain related analytical tools. We take full advantage of the international Input-Output based decomposition method to provide a unified conceptual framework for tracing CO2 emissions in global supply chains. Since China has been both the “world’s factory” and the largest emitter of CO2 in the world, we will apply and test our analytical framework to China by introducing China's regional and firm heterogeneity information into our model. This project is mainly funded by Tsinghua University and is conducted in collaboration with the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (Tsinghua Univ.), USITC, and the Institute of Global Low-Carbon Economy (Nagoya Univ.).


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] MENG Bo
[ Co-researchers ] SHIBATA Tsubasa
[ Co-researchers ] Wang Zhi (Lead International Economist, USITC)
  • IDE Discussion Papers
  • Publications from Tsinghua University