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Impacts of urbanization on water use and energy-related CO2 emissions of residential consumption in China : A spatio-temporal analysis during 2003-2012

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Cai, Jialiang
dc.contributor.author Yin, He
dc.contributor.author Varis, Olli
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-21T13:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-21T13:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Cai , J , Yin , H & Varis , O 2018 , ' Impacts of urbanization on water use and energy-related CO2 emissions of residential consumption in China : A spatio-temporal analysis during 2003-2012 ' , Journal of Cleaner Production , vol. 194 , pp. 23-33 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.117 en
dc.identifier.issn 0959-6526
dc.identifier.issn 1879-1786
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 3ea098ce-872e-4ad3-932d-b7ad36dac1b0
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/3ea098ce-872e-4ad3-932d-b7ad36dac1b0
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/27204965/ENG_Cai_Jialiang_et_al_Impacts_of_urbanization_Journal_of_cleaner_production.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/33483
dc.description.abstract China has been undergoing unprecedented urbanization since the 1978 economic reform, with the present growth rate of 20 million people per year. This rapid and perennial progress has been raising concerns about environmental sustainability, due to a severe nationwide deterioration of China's environment and ecosystems in the context of ceaselessly increasing demand for water and energy. It is therefore of prime necessity and importance to comprehend China's water and energy security under the effect of dramatic demographic changes. Analyses of this issue still remain few and far between, and a comprehensive picture is not available that would help understand China's recent development in urbanization, its spatial features and links to water and energy security, particularly regarding residential consumption, and related national policy-making. Consequently, we address these knowledge gaps by performing an integrated and quantitative spatio-temporal analysis of the impacts of China's urbanization on water use and energy-related CO2 emissions of residential consumption. We propose adding residential per capita water use and per capita energy-related CO2 emissions as national indicators for policy-making targets of China's water and energy security. Over the study period of 2003-2012, per capita rural residential water use was on the increase, while urban use showed the opposite trend. Rural consumption has been remarkably higher than the urban, and this gap appears to be growing. In contrast, the per capita energy-related CO2 emissions of residential consumption augmented significantly in both urban and rural areas nationwide. Besides, both the total and rural per capita residential water use and energy-related CO2 emissions showed a significant positive correlation. However, in urban areas this correlation was negative. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
dc.format.extent 11
dc.format.extent 23-33
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 194 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Impacts of urbanization on water use and energy-related CO2 emissions of residential consumption in China : A spatio-temporal analysis during 2003-2012 en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment
dc.contributor.department University of Wisconsin-Madison
dc.contributor.department Water and Environmental Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Urbanization
dc.subject.keyword Residential water use
dc.subject.keyword Residential energy consumption
dc.subject.keyword CO2 emissions
dc.subject.keyword Policy-making
dc.subject.keyword China
dc.subject.keyword DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS
dc.subject.keyword CARBON EMISSIONS
dc.subject.keyword DRIVING FORCES
dc.subject.keyword URBAN
dc.subject.keyword SUSTAINABILITY
dc.subject.keyword VULNERABILITY
dc.subject.keyword SECURITY
dc.subject.keyword QUALITY
dc.subject.keyword DEMAND
dc.subject.keyword POLICY
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201808214616
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.117
dc.date.embargo info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2020-05-26


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