Library & Data

Use our Library & Data section to view and download all of our ChinaFAQs fact sheets, graphics, and links to sources for climate and energy data.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 15:05







Talking Points

  • China’s development poses a paradox. Rapid growth has helped make China the world’s leading producer of greenhouse gases (just ahead of the United States). But it is also an emerging, and often overlooked, world leader in improving energy efficiency and producing green electricity.
  • Climate science makes it clear that China must slow the growth of its future greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to limit warming. The Chinese government has adopted ambitious plans to curb emissions, and has already made some progress. But it confronts an array of political, economic and demographic challenges.
  • The United States–and the rest of the world–has an enormous stake in China overcoming those challenges.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:05

Summary:
The World Bank provides a database of official-source development statistics–The World Development Indicators (WDI). The WDI includes over 800 economic, social, and environmental indicators, with data available for most countries. CO2 emissions (metric ton per person) and energy use statistics are included. The World Bank also publishes a variety of other data resources.

Data Source
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:03

Summary:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compiles and produces a variety of climate and energy data resources. For example, a 2006 report lists estimates of historic and projected non-CO2 gas emissions by source for a number of countries. The EPA website also tracks developments in a number of U.S.-China partnerships.

Data Source
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 15:58

Summary:
In accordance with the the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), participant countries submit official national greenhouse gas inventories to the Climate Change secretariat. National GHG emissions data from 1990-2007 is categorized by year, country, source, and type of gas, and is publicly available on the UNFCCC website.

Data Source
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 15:38

Summary:
The Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) is a joint project of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). EDGAR provides historical and current global anthropogenic emissions of GHGs and other air pollutants. See more here.

Data Source
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 15:31
Summary: The BP Statisitical Review of World Energy provides data on production, consumption, reserves, price, and trade for major fuel types (coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables) categorized by region/country. The BP Statistical Review of World Energy is compiled from official statistics and third-party data and presented in an annual report.
Data Source
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 15:13

Summary:
The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) is the primary climate change data center for the U.S. Department of Energy, and is located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). CDIAC contains comprehensive records related to global climate and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Data on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel consumption and land-use changes are included.

Search CDIAC here

Data Source
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 15:01
Summary: The Energy Information Administration (EIA) produces policy-neutral energy statistics, forecasts, and analysis for the U.S. government. The EIA's China Energy Profile includes data on consumption, production and reserves for major fuel sources (coal, oil, and natural gas), the electric power sector, and indicators such as CO2 emissions.
Data Source
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 14:28

Summary:
The International Energy Agency (IEA) provides national energy data by fuel source and economic sector. The IEA figures contain detailed information for coal, oil, natural gas, and renewables by production method and final consumption sector. Data also include greenhouse gas emissions, as well as economic and demographic indicators.

Data Source
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 14:11

Summary:
The China Energy Databook Version 8.0, published in September 2012 by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is now in its eighth iteration since 1992 as an authoritative sourcebook on Chinese energy and energy-related information. Data are sourced from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), and broadened by information from industry yearbooks, periodicals, and government websites.

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