China's Carbon Emissions: A Footprint Perspective


Thursday, March 6, 2014, 3:30pm to 4:45pm


Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge MA

Speaker: Liu Zhu

Dr. LIU Zhu, Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program and Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Sponsored by China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


From a carbon footprint perspective, 25% of China’s carbon emissions are caused by consumption in developed countries. The consumption of Chinese products also increases air pollution and health risks in developed countries, including the US. Who should take responsibility for such “emission outsourcing”? What mitigation measures might be adopted to reduce China's carbon footprint, and should other countries play a part in these strategies? The speaker will share some recent research progress on carbon footprints and discuss these controversial topics with seminar attendees.