Peak GHG Emissions in China: Could Household Consumption Delay the Timing?

Haiyan Zhang & Michael L. Lahr
China’s rapid GDP growth has been driven by exports and investment. Households’ share of GDP is comparatively low, however, accounting for just 36.2% of GDP in 2013, far lower than that in the U.S. (68.0%) or India (60.4%). China’s current investment- and export-led economy has caused a “lack of balance, coordination, and sustainability.” As a result, China has been boosting domestic demand to provide more stability in the future. This paper is an attempt to...
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