PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (10): 1341-1352.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.10.012

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Analysis and Evaluation of Methods for Household Carbon Emissions Calculation

ZENG Jingjing1, ZHANG Zhiqiang1, QU Jiansheng1, LI Yan2, LIU Lina2, DONG Liping1   

  1. 1. Scientific Information Center for Resources and Environment/ Lanzhou Branch of National Science Library, CAS, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    2. Key Laboratory ofWestern China’s Environmental Systems (MOE)/ Research School of Arid Environment & Climate Change, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2012-01-01 Revised:2012-04-01 Online:2012-10-25 Published:2012-10-25

Abstract: Quantitative evaluation of carbon emissions is the basis for carbon emission reduction policy making. As the main consumers of products and services, household’s energy use and related carbon emissions have received extensive concern from the international community and scientific community increasingly. Based on the definition of household carbon emission and its composition, the main calculation methods for household carbon emissions were reviewed. The advantages and disadvantages of each calculation method were compared and analyzed carefully. According to the composition and characteristics of China’s household carbon emissions, the index framework and calculation methods were established, which was of great practical significance to the research on household carbon emissions.

Key words: calculation method, direct emission, household carbon emissions, indicator framework, indirect emission