SEI Contact: Frank Ackerman
China's Trade EmissionsSEI is analysing the carbon embedded in China's trade and will quantify the substantial share of emissions in China that are attributable to exports.
China's large surplus would suggest that the carbon embedded in the country's exports (arguably, the responsibility of China's trading partners) is much greater than the carbon embedded in imports (emissions which occur elsewhere but are "embedded" in goods consumed in China). Following upon this analysis, SEI is exploring the policy implications of this consumption-based perspective on emissions.
Funder: SEI (China Economists 50 Project)