The characteristics of carbon emission in different industrial land spaces in China during 1997-2016

Authors: SI WU*, , Shougeng HU, Department of Land Resources Management, China University of Geosciences
Topics: Energy, Land Use, Applied Geography
Keywords: Carbon emission, industrial land spaces, China
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM
Room: Marshall North, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Although land use has been considered widely as one of the major reasons causing carbon emission, the relationship between carbon emission and land use are not well understood. Land is the important carrier of industrial activities, so we draw into the concept of industrial land space, which means the industrial land in a broad sense. Taking the energy consumption classification and land use types in China, three industrial spaces are divided, including agricultural space, living and production space, and transportation industry space. We choose the thirty provinces in China around the year from 1997-2016. We found that (1) the carbon emission of three industrial spaces has the trend of growth and the trend is slowing down; (2) The spatial distribution of north high and south low is shown in the agricultural space and living and production space, and the east high and west low is shown in the three spaces in the period of 1997-2016. (3) The spatial distribution of the middle and low value region showed an obvious expansion trend in the agricultural space, while the low value region and the middle and high value region had been shrinking. With the shrinking of the middle region in the east, the pattern of low carbon emission in the living and production space in the whole country is gradually weakened. The changing of the high value region transferring to the low is obvious in traffic industrial space.

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