Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Informatization Economic Development and Management, IEDM 2024, February 23–25, 2024, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Research Article

Research on Using Per Capita Cumulative Emissions for Future Carbon Emission Rights Allocation Scheme Considering Fairness

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2345924,
        author={Zhilin  Liu and Xingpei  Ji and Na  Li},
        title={Research on Using Per Capita Cumulative Emissions for Future Carbon Emission Rights Allocation Scheme Considering Fairness},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Informatization Economic Development and Management, IEDM 2024, February 23--25, 2024, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IEDM},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={developed countries carbon emission rights per capita cumulative emissions carbon budget},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2345924}
    }
    
  • Zhilin Liu
    Xingpei Ji
    Na Li
    Year: 2024
    Research on Using Per Capita Cumulative Emissions for Future Carbon Emission Rights Allocation Scheme Considering Fairness
    IEDM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2345924
Zhilin Liu1,*, Xingpei Ji1, Na Li2
  • 1: State Grid Energy Research Institute
  • 2: Beijing Wuzi University
*Contact email: liuzhilin@sgeri.sgcc.cn

Abstract

Previous studies have focused on the convergence of per capita emissions under present emission levels and long-term global emission reduction objectives advocated by some developed countries, mostly based on the principle of realistic sharing, but have overlooked fairness. Assuming that all individuals have equal rights and interests in survival and development, and taking into account historical and future responsibilities, this study proposes a research method for calculating each country’s emission ceiling and remaining carbon budget using cumulative CO2 emissions per capita as an indicator. The analysis discovers that, based on cumulative CO2 emissions per capita, China’s remaining carbon budget could sustain emissions for 22 to 33 years.