JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2015, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (8): 1289-1303.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2015.08.005

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A Study on Spatial Spillover and Correlation Effect of Carbon Emissions across 30 Provinces in China

LIU Jia-jun1, 2, SHI Dan1, WANG Chuan3   

  1. 1.Institute of Industrial Economy, CASS, Beijing 100836, China;
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    3. National Academy of Economic Strategy, CASS, Beijing 100045, China
  • Received:2014-05-22 Online:2015-08-15 Published:2015-08-15

Abstract: In this study, we take use of spatial correlation and spillover models, combining with 30 provinces data of China (Xizang, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan not included due to data constraints), to make a spatial analysis of the carbon emission intensity and per capita. The results show that: during 2000-2010, the carbon emission intensity was highly spatial correlated, and the spatial pattern of “cold” and “hot” points is relative stable. The spatial correlation of per capita carbon emission was low, with no significant “hot” and “cold” area. The region with significantly spillover effect of carbon emission intensity mainly concentrated in the economically developed provinces at eastern coastal area and traditional energy product provinces in the central and western China. The region with significantly spillover effects of carbon emission per capita mainly concentrated in the area around the Bohai Sea and the Yangtze River Delta where urban agglomerations took place. The central area (Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Anhui) and the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau also exhibited some agglomeration effect of carbon emission per capita. The share of carbon emission per capita and intensity in the whole showed a significant divergent effect in the economically developed eastern coastal provinces, while notable convergence effect was found in the western energy products output provinces.

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  • X321