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China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy
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China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy: Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions

Michael T. Rock and Michael Toman

Abstract

Since 1978 China has been remarkably successful in reducing the CO2 intensity of GDP and industry. The book shows how China’s industrial and technology policies affecting four energy-intensive industries—aluminum, cement, iron and steel, and paper—have transformed industrial structure within these industries and technological capabilities within enterprises in these industries, and how both types of changes have put each of these industries on substantially lower CO2 emissions trajectories. These conclusions are demonstrated through four lines of analysis. The first is several detailed enterpr ... More

Keywords: China, CO2 intensity, energy-intensive industries, technological learning, CO2 savings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199385324
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385324.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael T. Rock, author
Department of Economics, Bryn Mawr College

Michael Toman, author
Development Research Group, World Bank (DECEE)