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Professor Dabo Guan

Professor in Climate Change Economics, School of International Development

Email: dabo.guan@uea.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1603 59 2337 Location:

Biography

Professor Dabo Guan works for School of International Development, University of East Anglia from October 2014. He is also a senior member of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He specialises in environmental economics for international climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, scenario analysis on environmental impacts, water resources accounting and management, input-output modelling and their applications in both developed and developing countries. He was a Lead Author for the Working Group III of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Chapter 14 on Regional Development and Cooperation. He has authored over 50 publications, including articles published ScienceNature, Nature Climate Change, Science and PNAS. He has received Leontief Prize 3 times and recently award for the Philip Leverhulme Prize (to award to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level). Dabo Guan was a Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds for 3 years and formerly a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy and a Research Associate at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Earlier, he worked for World Wide Fund (WWF) as an Economist. For more details, please visit Dabo's homepage: http://www.guandabo.com/

All Publications

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Shan, Y., Liu, Z., Guan, D.

(2016)

CO2 emissions from China’s lime industry

in Applied Energy

166.

pp. 245-252

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Orlins, S., Guan, D.

(2016)

China's toxic informal e-waste recycling: Local approaches to a global environmental problem

in Journal of Cleaner Production

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pp. 71-80

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Liu, Z., Davis, S. J., Feng, K., Hubacek, K., Liang, S., Anadon, L. D., Chen, B., Liu, J., Yan, J., Guan, D.

(2016)

Targeted opportunities to address the climate-trade dilemma in China

in Nature Climate Change

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pp. 201-206

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Shao, S., Yang, L., Gan, C., Cao, J., Geng, Y., Guan, D.

(2016)

Using an extended LMDI model to explore techno-economic drivers of energy-related industrial CO

in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

55.

pp. 516-536

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Steen-Olsen, K., Owen, A., Barrett, J., Guan, D., Hertwich, E. G., Lenzen, M., Wiedmann, T.

(2016)

Accounting for value added embodied in trade and consumption: an intercomparison of global multiregional input–output databases

in Economic Systems Research

28.

pp. 78-94

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Li, Y., Meng, J., Liu, J., Xu, Y., Guan, D., Tao, W., Huang, Y., Tao, S.

(2016)

Interprovincial Reliance for Improving Air Quality in China: A Case Study on Black Carbon Aerosol

in Environmental Science & Technology

50.

pp. 4118-4126

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Zhao, X., Liu, J., Liu, Q., Tillotson, M. R., Guan, D., Hubacek, K.

(2015)

Physical and virtual water transfers for regional water stress alleviation in China

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

112.

pp. 1031-1035

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Jiang, X., Zhang, Q., Zhao, H., Geng, G., Peng, L., Guan, D., Kan, H., Huo, H., Lin, J., Brauer, M., Martin, R. V., He, K.

(2015)

Revealing the hidden health costs embodied in Chinese exports

in Environmental Science & Technology

49.

pp. 4381-4388

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Liu, Z., Feng, K., Hubacek, K., Liang, S., Anadon, L. D., Zhang, C., Guan, D.

(2015)

Four system boundaries for carbon accounts

in Ecological Modelling

318.

pp. 118-125

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Liu, Z., Guan, D., Wei, W., Davis, S. J., Ciais, P., Bai, J., Peng, S., Zhang, Q., Hubacek, K., Marland, G., Andres, R. J., Crawford-Brown, D., Lin, J., Zhao, H., Hong, C., Boden, T. A., Feng, K., Peters, G. P., Xi, F., Liu, J., Li, Y., Zhao, Y., Zeng, N., He, K.

(2015)

Reduced carbon emission estimates from fossil fuel combustion and cement production in China

in Nature

524.

pp. 335-338

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Zheng, B., Zhang, Q., Borken-Kleefeld, J., Huo, H., Guan, D., Klimont, Z., Peters, G. P., He, K.

(2015)

How will greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles be constrained in China around 2030?

in Applied Energy

156.

pp. 230-240

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Jiang, X., Guan, D., Zhang, J., Zhu, K., Green, C.

(2015)

Firm ownership, China's export related emissions, and the responsibility issue

in Energy Economics

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pp. 466-474

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Zhao, H. Y., Zhang, Q., Guan, D., Davis, S. J., Liu, Z., Huo, H., Lin, J. T., Liu, W. D., He, K. B.

(2015)

Corrigendum to "Assessment of China's virtual air pollution transport embodied in trade by using a consumption-based emission inventory" published in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5443-5456, 2015

in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

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pp. 6815

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Liu, Z., Guan, D., Moore, S., Lee, H., Su, J., Zhang, Q.

(2015)

Climate policy: Steps to China's carbon peak

in Nature

522.

pp. 279-281

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Liu, W., Li, X., Liu, H., Tang, Z., Guan, D.

(2015)

Estimating inter-regional trade flows in China: A sector-specific statistical model

in Journal of Geographical Sciences

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pp. 1247-1263

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Zhao, H. Y., Zhang, Q., Guan, D. B., Davis, S. J., Liu, Z., Huo, H., Lin, J. T., Liu, W. D., He, K. B.

(2015)

Assessment of China's virtual air pollution transport embodied in trade by using a consumption-based emission inventory

in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

15.

pp. 5443-5456

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Liu, J., Zhao, D., Gerbens-leenes, P. W., Guan, D.

(2015)

China’s rising hydropower demand challenges water sector

in Scientific Reports

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Guan, D., Liu, Z., Wei, W.

(2015)

Emissions estimates: Make raw emissions data public in China

in Nature

526.

pp. 640-640

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Jiang, X., Hong, C., Zheng, Y., Zheng, B., Guan, D., Gouldson, A., Zhang, Q., He, K.

(2015)

To what extent can China’s near-term air pollution control policy protect air quality and human health? A case study of the Pearl River Delta region

in Environmental Research Letters

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Zhao, H., Zhang, Q., Davis, S., Guan, D., Liu, Z., Huo, H., Lin, J., Liu, W., He, K.

(2014)

Assessment of China's virtual air pollution transport embodied in trade by a consumption-based emission inventory

in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions

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pp. 25617-25650

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Key Research Interests

Recent Publications (2012 - 2014): see full publications, visit Dabo's homepage

Determinants of Stagnating Carbon Intensity in China. Nature Climate Change 2014. See media coverage samples: China Dialogue and Living on Earth Radio

Lifting China’s Water SpellEnvironmental Science & Technology Volume 48, Issue 19, Page 11048–11056. 2014. See media coverage samples: Economic Voice
 
A hybrid-unit energy input-output model to evaluate embodied energy and life cycle emissions for China’s EconomyJournal of Industrial Ecology Volume 18, Issue 2, Page 201-211. 2014
 

China’s international trade and air pollution in the United StatesPNAS Volume 111, Issue 5, Page 1736-1741. 2014. See media coverage samples: New York Times and CNN

 
Input-Output Analysis: The Next 25 YearsEconomic Systems Research Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 369-389. 2014.
 
The Socioeconomic drivers of China’s primary PM2.5 emissionsEnvironmental Research Letters, Volume 9, 024010. 2014.
 
Energy Policy: A low-carbon roadmap for ChinaNature Volume 500, Page 143 – 145. 2013.
 
Outsourcing CO2 within ChinaPNAS Volume 110, Issue 28, Page 11654–11659. 2013. See media coverage samples: BBCGuardian and Washington Post

China’s inter-regional spillover of carbon emissions and domestic supply chains Energy Policy Volume 61, Page 1305-1321. 2013

CO2 Emissions from China’s Power Sector at the province level: Consumption versus Production Perspectives Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 19, Page 164-172. 2013

Disaggregating the electricity sector of china's input-output table for improved environmental life-cycle assessment Economic Systems Research. Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 300-320. 2013

Modelling Imbalanced Economic Recovery Following a Natural Disaster Using Input-Output Analysis Risk Analysis, Volume 33, Issue 10, Page 1908–1923. 2013

Vulnerability of London’s Economy to Climate Change: Sensitivity to Production Loss Journal of Environmental Protection Volume 4, Page 548-563. 2013

China’s water management – challenges and solutionsEnvironmental Engineering and Management Journal Volume 12, Issue 7, Page 1311-1321. 2013

Inter-provincial clean development mechanism in China: A case study of the solar PV sector Energy Policy Volume 57, Page 454-461. 2013

Low Carbon Development in the least developed region: A case study of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, southwest China Natural Hazards, Volume 62, Issue 2, Page 243-254. 2012

The gigatonne gap in China’s carbon dioxide inventories Nature Climate Change, Volume 2, Page 672–675. 2012. Selective Press release: Chicago Tribune; Scientific American; Yahoo! News; New Scientist; Guardian; The Economist; Nature; Reuters Brazil; Reuters China; Yahoo! Hong Kong; China Post; Le Figaro; La Repubblica; Le Matin. Radio interview: dradio; WNUR-FM

Embodied Energy Use in China’s Industrial Sectors Energy Policy Volume 49, Page 751-758. 2012

Assessing Regional Virtual Water Flows and Water Footprints in the Yellow River Basin, China: a consumption based approach. Applied Geography Volume 32, Issue 2, Page 691-701. 2012

Uncovering China’s greenhouse gas emission from regional and sectoral perspectives Energy Volume 49, Issue 1, Page 1059-1068. 2012

Disaggregating input-output models with incomplete information Economic Systems Research Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 329-347. 2012

Comparative Analysis of Carbonization Drivers in China’s Mega-Cities Journal of Industrial Ecology Volume 16, Issue 4, Page 564-575. 2012

Analyzing Drivers of Regional Carbon Dioxide Emissions for China Journal of Industrial Ecology Volume 16, Issue 4, Page 600-611. 2012   

Professional Activities

Philip Leverhulme Prize to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level. £70,000 award. 

Joint research programme with Tsinghua University, China on low carbon city development in China. ESRC provides £82,000 direct cost and Tsinghua match ¥400,000

Climate extremes: Defining a pilot approach on estimating the direct and indirect impacts on economic activity funded by European Commission – DG Climate Action - Directorate C under project call CLIMA.C.3/SER/2013/0019. The project is €185,000

EU FP7 project BASE (Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe). €6 million

 

EPSRC sandpit project on “CORE: Creative outreach for resource efficiency” Total project budget: £374,586.

 

EPSRC sandpit project on “Sesame: Organisational operational response and strategic decision making for long term flood preparedness in urban areas” Total project budget: £1.3 million

 

EPSRC sandpit project on “Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk benefits in Blue/Green Cities” Total project budget: L1.6 million