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Research on Agricultural Carbon Emissions and Regional Carbon Emissions Reduction Strategies in China

by Guofeng Wang 1, Maolin Liao 2,* and Jie Jiang 3,*
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Faculty of International Trade, Shanxi University of Finance and Economic, Taiyuan 030006, China
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Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China
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School of Economics and Management, Beijing Youth Politics College, Beijing 100102, China
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Sustainability 2020, 12(7), 2627; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072627 (registering DOI)
Received: 22 February 2020 / Revised: 20 March 2020 / Accepted: 22 March 2020 / Published: 26 March 2020
Carbon emissions and strategies for reducing them have become hot topics in recent years. This study firstly measured the total amount and the intensity of agricultural carbon emissions (i.e., agricultural carbon emission per capital) in China. The results show that China’s total carbon emission in 2016 was 272.022 million tons, which is 26.67% more than that in 2000, with an average annual increase of 1.67%. It then compared the regional differences of agricultural carbon emissions in China using the method of coefficient of variation and the Theil index. Following this, this paper finally provides scientific and technological support for the reduction of agricultural carbon emissions in China based on a matrix of carbon emission reduction strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: agricultural carbon emissions; intensity of carbon emissions; analysis of regional differences; strategy for carbon emission reduction agricultural carbon emissions; intensity of carbon emissions; analysis of regional differences; strategy for carbon emission reduction
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Wang, G.; Liao, M.; Jiang, J. Research on Agricultural Carbon Emissions and Regional Carbon Emissions Reduction Strategies in China. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2627.

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