volume 24, issue 2, P354-376 2008
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grn016
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J. Pan, J. Phillips, Y. Chen

Abstract: International trade is characterized not only by the flow of capital and goods, but also by the energy and emissions embodied in goods during their production. This paper investigates the evolving role that Chinese trade is playing in the response to climate change by estimating the scale of emissions embodied in China's current trade pattern and demonstrating the magnitude of the difference between the emissions it produces (some of which are incurred to meet the consumption demands of the rest of the world) …

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