Climatic Change

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 215–239

Domestic Environmental Benefits of China's Energy-Related CDM Potential

  • Haakon Vennemo
  • Kristin Aunan
  • Fang Jinghua
  • Pernille Holtedahl
  • Hu Tao
  • Hans Martin Seip
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-1834-0

Cite this article as:
Vennemo, H., Aunan, K., Jinghua, F. et al. Climatic Change (2006) 75: 215. doi:10.1007/s10584-006-1834-0

Abstract

We estimate the domestic environmental and health benefits of exploiting China's energy-related CDM potential. Exploiting the CDM potential may save between 3,000 and 40,000 lives annually. Additional gains are estimated to reach upwards from 1 billion RMB annually. The key to these gains is the fact that actions and measures to reduce CO2 emissions also reduce emissions of TSP and SO2. In our estimate, exploiting the CDM-potential will cut SO2-emissions by between one-half and three million tons annually. To arrive at these conclusions we synthesize a significant body of recent research on co-benefits of climate abatement in China.

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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haakon Vennemo
    • 1
  • Kristin Aunan
    • 2
  • Fang Jinghua
    • 3
  • Pernille Holtedahl
    • 1
  • Hu Tao
    • 4
  • Hans Martin Seip
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.ECON AnalysisOsloNorway
  2. 2.CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Taiyuan University of TechnologyChina
  4. 4.PRCEE Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy under SEPAChina
  5. 5.University of OsloNorway