Does Forest Industries in China Become Cleaner? A Prospective of Embodied Carbon Emission

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Wang, L.; Cui, Z.; Kuuluvainen, J.; Sun, Y. Does Forest Industries in China Become Cleaner? A Prospective of Embodied Carbon Emission. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2306.

Title: Does Forest Industries in China Become Cleaner? A Prospective of Embodied Carbon Emission
Author: Wang, Lanhui; Cui, Zichan; Kuuluvainen, Jari; Sun, Yongyu
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Date: 2021-02-20
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327158
Abstract: Forests and the forest products industry contribute to climate change mitigation by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in biomass, and by fabricating products that substitute other, more greenhouse-gas-emission-intensive materials and energy. This study investigates primary wood-working industries (panel, furniture, pulp and paper) in order to determine the development of carbon emissions in China during the last two decades. The input–output approach is used and the factors driving the changes in CO<sub>2</sub> emissions are analyzed by Index Decomposition Analysis–Log Mean Divisia Index (LMDI). The results show that carbon emissions in forest product industries have been declining during the last twenty years and that the driving factor of this change is the energy intensity of production and economic input, which have changed dramatically.


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