Title: Analysis of the impact of China's manufacturing industry in the global value chain on carbon emissions

Authors: Su Haiying; Li Tianyu; Hou Fangmiao

Addresses: Institute of Forestry Policy and Information, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China

Abstract: As China's manufacturing industry's carbon dioxide emissions have increased over the years, environmental problems have become increasingly prominent. In many studies, trade scale, product structure and technological factors are used to influence trade and environmental relations. But in the context of the continuous refinement of the trade industry in recent years, we should consider that Chinese manufacturing in the global value chain has been significantly contributing to carbon emissions. This paper classifies Chinese manufacturing into four technical categories: low-tech, medium- and low-tech, medium-high-tech, and high-tech. It calculates the exports' added value and embedded global value. The status index and carbon emissions, with scale effect, structural effect, technological effect and global value chain position as independent variables, the empirical research on the impacts of China's manufacturing export on carbon emissions in the global value chain.

Keywords: China; manufacturing industry; carbon emissions; global value chain; policy implications; improving the export structure; calculation model of carbon emissions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2020.117786

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2020 Vol.67 No.2/3/4, pp.132 - 152

Received: 05 Apr 2020
Accepted: 21 Nov 2020

Published online: 20 Sep 2021 *

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