China’s recent climate-energy policy, an outcome of contemporary challenges, has generated conflict of interest amongst major stakeholders. Coupled with a boost in demand for oil, gas and coal, as well as a rapid growth in wind and solar power, it has not only affected domestic fossil fuel and renewable energy providers, but has also provoked a resource boom, affecting development pathways internationally.
This book therefore seeks to examine the economic, social and ecological effects associated with China’s climate-energy policy. Assessing how the policy has been and will be formulated and implemented, it analyses the changing use of energy, CO2 emissions and GDP, as well as social and environmental impacts both domestically and internationally. It presents in-depth case studies on specific policies in China and on its resource exporting countries, such as Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar and Mongolia. At the same time, using quantitative data, it provides detailed input-output and applied computable general equilibrium analyses. Arguing that China has actively advanced its climate-energy policy to become a leader of global climate governance, it demonstrates that China ultimately relocates the cost of its climate-energy policy to resource exporting countries.
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy, the environment and sustainability, as well as Chinese Studies and economics.
Table of Contents
Part I Why China’s carbon-energy policy matters
1. Climate-energy policy: Domestic policy process, outcome and impacts, Akihisa Mori
2. China’s impacts on global sustainability: Recent change in the consumption-based resource depletion and CO2 emissions, Kiyoshi Fujikawa , Zuoyi Ye and Hikari Ban
3. Revisiting China’s climate policy: The climate-energy conundrum point of view, Akihisa Mori and Mika Takehara
Part II Domestic impacts of China’s climate-energy policy
4. Energy system reforms for the reduction of coal dependency, Nobuhiro Horii
5. To what extent must increasing natural gas imports contribute to pollution control and sustainable energy supply in China? Mika Takehara
6. Income distribution effects of a carbon tax in China, Kiyoshi Fujikawa, Zuoyi Ye and Hikari Ban
7. Economic and carbon impacts of the China's NDC and Paris Agreement on China, Hikari Ban and Kiyoshi Fujikawa
Part III International impacts of China-induced resource boom and climate-energy policy
8. Impact of the resource boom in the 2000s on Asian-Pacific energy exporting countries, Akihisa Mori and Le Dong
9. Economic and carbon impacts of China's NDC and the Paris Agreement on Asian energy exporting countries, Hikari Ban and Kiyoshi Fujikawa
10. Impact of the China-induced coal boom in Indonesia: A resource governance perspective, Akihisa Mori
11. Upper Mekong Region Energy Development Impacts on Myanmar's socio-ecological systems: Hydropower, Environmental Change and Displacement, Lynn Thiesmeyer
Part IV Summary and future challenges
12. Conclusions, Akihisa Mori
Akihisa Mori is an Associate Professor of Kyoto University, Japan, and the Director and Secretary General of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. His recent publications include Green Growth and Low Carbon Development in East Asia (Routledge, 2015) and The Green Fiscal Mechanism and Reform for Low Carbon Development (Routledge, 2013).