演讲题目：Converging household carbon footprints in China
报告摘要：There are substantial differences in carbon footprints across households. This study applied an environmentally extended multiregional input–output approach to estimate household carbon footprints for 12 different income groups of China’s 30 regions. Subsequently, carbon footprint Gini coefficients were calculated to measure carbon inequality for households across provinces. We found that the top 5% of income earners were responsible for 17% of the national household carbon footprint in 2012, while the bottom half of income earners caused only 25%. Carbon inequality declined with economic growth in China across space and time in two ways: first, carbon footprints showed greater convergence in the wealthier coastal regions than in the poorer inland regions; second, China’s national carbon footprint Gini coefficients declined from 0.44 in 2007 to 0.37 in 2012. We argue that economic growth not only increases income levels but also contributes to an overall reduction in carbon inequality in China.
演讲人简介：米志付博士，现为英国伦敦大学学院副教授，伦敦政治经济学院高级访问学者。担任SSCI期刊Structural Change and Economic Dynamics共同主编。研究方向为气候变化经济学。在Science Advances、Nature Energy、Nature Geoscience、Nature Sustainability、Nature Food等期刊发表论文。荣获世界可持续发展奖，中国经济学优秀博士论文奖，中国百篇最具影响国际学术论文奖，Nature Communications地球与行星科学前50名论文奖，Geophysical Research Letters高被引论文奖，Environmental Research Letters最佳青年学者论文奖，Applied Energy高被引原创论文奖。多次受邀参加联合国可持续发展大会和联合国气候变化大会。