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Household CO2 Emissions: Current Status and Future Perspectives

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Northwest Institute of Eco–Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
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College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba 4350, QLD, Australia
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College of Information, Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, Taiyuan 030006, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(19), 7077; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197077
Received: 31 August 2020 / Revised: 22 September 2020 / Accepted: 25 September 2020 / Published: 27 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Science and Engineering)
The household sector, which plays a critical role in emission reduction, is a main source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although numerous academic journals have published papers on household CO2 emissions (HCEs), great challenges remain in research on assessments, determinants, and further research prospects. This work reviews and projects HCEs using a bibliometric analysis and a systematic review based on the data from the Web of Science (WOS) platform from 1991 to 2020. Over the last 30 years, there has been a rapid and active trend of research on HCEs. We find that (1) the scale of the bibliometric analysis shows that research on HCEs is interdisciplinary and must consider overall cognition of the environment, the economy, society, and technology. It also needs to strengthen cooperation between different countries/territories to emphasize the quality and influence of papers on HCEs. (2) A review of previous literature shows that research on HCEs mainly focuses on the research object, mainstream assessments, and influencing factors. The following six main aspects impact HCEs: demographic, income, social, technological, policy, and natural factors. (3) The research discussion suggests that more micro-level research needs to be conducted, such as research on the city level and the individual level, which is important for sustainable development and low consumption. A comparative analysis of the differences in HCEs is a future research direction. Additionally, localized carbon emission reduction measures need to be implemented. View Full-Text
Keywords: bibliometric; review; perspective; household CO2 emissions bibliometric; review; perspective; household CO2 emissions
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Liu, L.; Qu, J.; Maraseni, T.N.; Niu, Y.; Zeng, J.; Zhang, L.; Xu, L. Household CO2 Emissions: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7077. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197077

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Liu L, Qu J, Maraseni TN, Niu Y, Zeng J, Zhang L, Xu L. Household CO2 Emissions: Current Status and Future Perspectives. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(19):7077. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197077

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Liu, Lina, Jiansheng Qu, Tek N. Maraseni, Yibo Niu, Jingjing Zeng, Lihua Zhang, and Li Xu. 2020. "Household CO2 Emissions: Current Status and Future Perspectives" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 19: 7077. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197077

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