PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2018, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (10): 1303-1313.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2018.10.001

• Special Column: Young Geographer Forum •     Next Articles

Progress and prospects of research on transfer of carbon emissions embodied in inter-regional trade

Fujia LI()   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2018-07-15 Revised:2018-10-14 Online:2018-10-28 Published:2018-10-28
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41301637

Abstract:

Transfer of carbon emissions embodied in inter-regional trade is an important reason that leads to inter-regional carbon leakage and inequity of regional carbon emission reduction responsibility, which has significant impact on global carbon emission pattern and carbon emission reduction effect. Therefore, studying the spatial-temporal evolution pattern and internal driving mechanism of carbon emission transfer and developing corresponding optimization policies are of great practical significance to improving the overall efficiency of carbon emission reduction and the comprehensive regional economic and ecological benefit, which has attracted extensive attention of scholars, and has gradually become one of the key issues of regional sustainable development and ecological economic research. This research systematically reviewed relevant studies about transfer of carbon emissions embodied in inter-regional trade in China and abroad, with special emphasis on summarizing the research progress and their application, as well as the future research directions of transfer of carbon emissions embodied in inter-regional trade. These directions include strengthening collaborative research between transfer of carbon emissions embodied in international and inter-provincial trade, revealing the dynamic driving forces and driving mechanism of transfer of carbon emissions embodied in inter-regional trade, and exploring innovative carbon emission transfer reduction mechanisms that are based on the shared production and consumption accounting principle.

Key words: inter-regional trade, spatial transfer of carbon emissions, inter-regional input and output, carbon leakage, progress and prospects