Skip to Content

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

<- Page 1 of 7 ->

Ou, J., Zheng, J., Yuan, Z., Guan, D., Huang, Z., Yu, F., Shao, M., Louie, P. K.

(2018)

Reconciling discrepancies in the source characterization of VOCs between emission inventories and receptor modeling,

in Science of the Total Environment

628-629

pp. 697-706

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mi, Z., Zheng, J., Meng, J., Shan, Y., Zheng, H., Ou, J., Guan, D., Wei, Y.

(2018)

China's energy consumption in the new normal,

in Earth's Future

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Shan, Y., Guan, D., Meng, J., Liu, Z., Schroeder, H., Liu, J., Mi, Z.

(2018)

Rapid growth of petroleum coke consumption and its related emissions in China,

in Applied Energy

226

pp. 494-502

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Yang, H., Liu, J., Jiang, K., Meng, J., Guan, D., Xu, Y., Tao, S.

(2018)

Multi-objective analysis of the co-mitigation of CO2 and PM2.5 pollution by China's iron and steel industry,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

185

pp. 331-341

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jiang, X., Guan, D., López, L. A.

(2018)

The Global CO2 Emission Cost of Geographic Shifts in International Sourcing,

in Energy Economics

73

pp. 122-134

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Li, Y., Guan, D., Tao, S., Wang, X., He, K.

(2018)

A review of air pollution impact on subjective well-being: Survey versus visual psychophysics,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

184

article no. 959-96

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mi, Z., Meng, J., Green, F., Coffman, D. M., Guan, D.

(2018)

China's “Exported Carbon” Peak: Patterns, Drivers, and Implications,

in Geophysical Research Letters

45

(9)

pp. 4309-4318

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Pappas, D., Chalvatzis, K. J., Guan, D., Ioannidis, A.

(2018)

Energy and carbon intensity: A study on the cross-country industrial shift from China to India and SE Asia,

in Applied Energy

225

pp. 183-194

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Meng, J., Mi, Z., Guan, D., Li, J., Tao, S., Li, Y., Feng, K., Liu, J., Liu, Z., Wang, X., Zhang, Q., Davis, S. J.

(2018)

The rise of South–South trade and its effect on global CO2 emissions,

in Nature Communications

9

article no. 1871

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Zheng, H., Shan, Y., Mi, Z., Meng, J., Ou, J., Schroeder, H., Guan, D.

(2018)

How modifications of China's energy data affect carbon mitigation targets,

in Energy Policy

116

pp. 337-343

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Zhao, X., Li, Y. P., Yang, H., Liu, W. F., Tillotson, M. R., Guan, D., Yi, Y., Wang, H.

(2018)

Measuring scarce water saving from interregional virtual water flows in China,

in Environmental Research Letters

13

(5)

article no. 054012

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wang, J., Xi, F., Liu, Z., Bing, L., Alsaedi, A., Hayat, T., Ahmad, B., Guan, D.

(2018)

The spatiotemporal features of Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Biomass Burning in China from 2000-2012,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

181

pp. 801-808

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Shao, L., Li, Y., Feng, K., Meng, J., Shan, Y., Guan, D.

(2018)

Carbon emission imbalances and the structural paths of Chinese regions,

in Applied Energy

215

pp. 396-404

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cai, B., Guo, H., Cao, L., Guan, D., Bai, H.

(2018)

Local strategies for China's carbon mitigation: An investigation of Chinese city-level CO2 emissions,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

178

pp. 890-902

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


He, Q., Han, J., Guan, D., Mi, Z., Zhao, H., Zhang, Q.

(2018)

The comprehensive environmental efficiency of socioeconomic sectors in China: An analysis based on a non-separable bad output SBM,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

176

pp. 1091-1110

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Xu, X., Huo, H., Liu, J., Shan, Y., Li, Y., Zheng, H., Guan, D., Ouyang, Z.

(2018)

Patterns of CO2 emissions in 18 central Chinese cities from 2000 to 2014,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

172

pp. 529-540

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Shan, Y., Guan, D., Zheng, H., Ou, J., Li, Y., Meng, J., Mi, Z., Liu, Z., Zhang, Q.

(2018)

China CO2 emission accounts 1997–2015,

in Scientific Data

5

article no. 170201

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Xia, Y., Li, Y., Guan, D., Tinoco, D. M., Xia, J., Yan, Z., Yang, J., Liu, Q., Huo, H.

(2018)

Assessment of the economic impacts of heat waves: A case study of Nanjing, China,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

171

pp. 811-819

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Tong, D., Zhang, Q., Davis, S. J., Liu, F., Zheng, B., Geng, G., Xue, T., Li, M., Hong, C., Lu, Z., Streets, D. G., Guan, D., He, K.

(2018)

Targeted emission reductions from global super-polluting power plant units,

in Nature Sustainability

1

(1)

pp. 59-68

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mendoza-Tinoco, D., Guan, D., Zeng, Z., Xia, Y., Serrano, A.

(2017)

Flood footprint of the 2007 floods in the UK: The case of the Yorkshire and The Humber region,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

168

pp. 655-667

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


<- Page 1 of 7 ->

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