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dc.contributor.authorZheng, Heran
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zengkai
dc.contributor.authorDietzenbacher, Erik
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Ya
dc.contributor.authorTöbben, Johannes Reinhard
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Kuishuang
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Meng
dc.contributor.authorShan, Yuli
dc.contributor.authorWang, Daoping
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xiaoyu
dc.contributor.authorLi, Li
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Dandan
dc.contributor.authorMeng, Jing
dc.contributor.authorOu, Jiamin
dc.contributor.authorGuan, Dabo
dc.identifier.citationScience Bulletin. 2023, 68, 2456-2466.en_US
dc.description.abstractChinese cities are core in the national carbon mitigation and largely affect global decarbonisation initiatives, yet disparities between cities challenge country-wide progress. Low-carbon transition should preferably lead to a convergence of both equity and mitigation targets among cities. Inter-city supply chains that link the production and consumption of cities are a factor in shaping inequality and mitigation but less considered aggregately. Here, we modelled supply chains of 309 Chinese cities for 2012 to quantify carbon footprint inequality, as well as explored a leverage opportunity to achieve an inclusive low-carbon transition. We revealed significant carbon inequalities: the 10 richest cities in China have per capita carbon footprints comparable to the US level, while half of the Chinese cities sit below the global average. Inter-city supply chains in China, which are associated with 80% of carbon emissions, imply substantial carbon leakage risks and also contribute to socioeconomic disparities. However, the significant carbon inequality implies a leveraging opportunity that substantial mitigation can be achieved by 32 super-emitting cities. If the super-emitting cities adopt their differentiated mitigation pathway based on affluence, industrial structure, and role of supply chains, up to 1.4 Gt carbon quota can be created, raising 30% of the projected carbon quota to carbon peak. The additional carbon quota allows the average living standard of the other 60% of Chinese people to reach an upper-middle-income level, highlighting collaborative mechanism at the city level has a great potential to lead to a convergence of both equity and mitigation targets.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleLeveraging opportunity of low carbon transition by super-emitter cities in Chinaen_US
dc.title.alternativeLeveraging opportunity of low carbon transition by super-emitter cities in Chinaen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2023 Science China Press. Published by Elsevier B.V. and Science China Press.en_US
dc.source.journalScience Bulletinen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 287690en_US

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