EGU21-5838, updated on 10 Jul 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021
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China's Carbon Budget

Piyu Ke1, Zhu Liu1, Wei Li1, Xianghui Guo2, Minhan Dai2, Zhu Deng1, Biqing Zhu1, Rui Guo1, and Jianguang Tan1
Piyu Ke et al.
  • 1Tsinghua University, Department of Earth System Science, China (
  • 2State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, 361102 Xiamen, China

Combining updated methodology and data from different sources, we reported the estimates of China's carbon budget, including carbon sources from fossil fuel combustion and industrial process, and carbon sinks from terrestrial and marine systems. China's carbon budgets provide insights on the temporal and spatial distribution of the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and can be used to evaluate carbon cycle models and to define baselines for supporting China's climate policies and mitigation efforts. So far, we have found that terrestrial carbon sinks of China have increased significantly in the past 70 years with the development of afforestation projects in China. Seas of China have gradually transformed from carbon sources to carbon sinks.

How to cite: Ke, P., Liu, Z., Li, W., Guo, X., Dai, M., Deng, Z., Zhu, B., Guo, R., and Tan, J.: China's Carbon Budget, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-5838,, 2021.

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