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Efficient allocation of CO2 emissions in China: a zero sum gains data envelopment model

Miao, Zhuang; Geng, Yong; Sheng, Jichuan

Journal of cleaner production. Volume 112:Part 5 (2016); pp 4144-4150 -- Elsevier Science Ltd

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  • Title:
    Efficient allocation of CO2 emissions in China: a zero sum gains data envelopment model
  • Author: Miao, Zhuang;
    Geng, Yong;
    Sheng, Jichuan
  • Found In: Journal of cleaner production. Volume 112:Part 5 (2016); pp 4144-4150
  • Journal Title: Journal of cleaner production
  • Subjects: Déchets industriels--Gestion--Périodiques; Usines--Aspect de l'environnement--Périodiques; Factory and trade waste--Management--Periodicals; Manufactures--Environmental aspects--Periodicals; Data envelopment analysis--Zero sum gains--CO2 emissions--Carbon allocation; Dewey: 628.5
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Abstract: Abstract:

    The appropriate allocation of CO2emission quotas can build up a solid foundation for future emissions trading. Building CO2emissions allocation mechanism has significant practical implications. Based on radial zero sum gains data envelopment (ZSG-DEA) allocation model, this paper uses a non-radial ZSG-DEA model to allocate CO2emissions between different Chinese provinces. Unlike previous studies treating CO2as the input variable, we treat CO2as the undesirable output variable. The modified model can better reflect macro-production process while earlier relevant models treated CO2emissions as inputs. This paper contributes to the existing resource allocation method and allocates China's provincial CO2emissions from the view of technical efficiency. The results of our paper reveal that (1) between 2006 and 2010 the cumulative optimal amounts of CO2emissions were higher than the actual amounts in 12 provinces, and lower in other 18 provinces. (2) Several energy-abundant provinces such as Shanxi and Inter Mongolia need to take more responsibilities in CO2emissions reduction. (3) After the ZSG-DEA allocation, all provinces' CO2emissions are on ZSG-DEA frontier, which reflects the overall "Pareto Optimality".

    Highlights:

    A ZSG-DEA model is proposed to efficiently allocate CO2emissions in Chinese provinces.

    Allocated CO2emissions are treated as undesirable outputs.

    Appropriate emission allocation can ensure all the provinces to reach ZSG-DEA frontier.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100069873320.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0959-6526; 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.07.035
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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