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The most downloaded articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days.

1. U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Reasons, impacts, and China's response

December 2017
Hai-Bin Zhang | Han-Cheng Dai | Hua-Xia Lai | Wen-Tao Wang

Applying qualitative and quantitative methods, this article explains the driving forces behind U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, assesses the impacts of this...

2. The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement and its impact on global climate change governance

December 2017
Yong-Xiang Zhang | Qing-Chen Chao | Qiu-Hong Zheng | Lei Huang

The global community has prepared for the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement since Donald Trump was elected as the president of the U.S. However, Trump's formal declaration of withdrawal...

3. Contributions of natural systems and human activity to greenhouse gas emissions

December 2018
Xi-Liu YUE | Qing-Xian GAO

In this study, we conducted a literature review of relevant research and then statistically analyzed global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural systems, including forest fires, oceans, wetlands,...

4. Poverty reduction within the framework of SDGs and Post-2015 Development Agenda

March 2015
Qian-Qian Liu | Man Yu | Xiao-Lin Wang

The eradication of poverty is one of the largest global challenges facing the world. This article examines poverty reduction goals within the framework of Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable...

5. Analysis of environmental impacts of drone delivery on an online shopping system

September 2018
Jarotwan Koiwanit

In rural areas, drones are designed to replace road deliveries so as to overcome infrastructure challenges; though drones notably consume less fuel and consequently have a smaller impact on the environment,...

6. Integrated impacts of climate change on glacier tourism

June 2019
Shi-Jin WANG | Lan-Yue ZHOU

Glacier tourism is an important type of nature-based tourism with great global potential. However, glacial landscapes and environments are seriously affected by global warming. This study used a scoping...

7. Assessments of the Arctic amplification and the changes in the Arctic sea surface

December 2019
Jin-Lei Chen | Shi-Chang Kang | Xian-Hong Meng | Qing-Long You

Although dramatic warming is occurring in the Arctic, it is incomplete to provide an estimate to the Arctic Amplification (AA) based only on the surface air temperature (SAT) obtained at a few land...

8. Earth observation big data for climate change research

June 2015
Hua-Dong Guo | Li Zhang | Lan-Wei Zhu

Earth observation technology has provided highly useful information in global climate change research over the past few decades and greatly promoted its development, especially through providing biological,...

9. China's response to climate change issues after Paris Climate Change Conference

December 2016
Yun Gao

The Paris Climate Change Conference was successfully concluded with the Paris Agreement, which is a milestone for the world in collectively combating climate change. By participating in IPCC assessments...

10. International carbon markets under the Paris Agreement: Basic form and development prospects

March 2019
Shuai Gao | Meng-Yu Li | Mao-Sheng Duan | Can Wang

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement introduces two international carbon markets that receive extensive attention and are expected to play an important role in the post-2020 climate regime. Three key elements...

11. The policy-driven peak and reduction of China's carbon emissions

June 2020
Ye Qi | Nicholas Stern | Jian-Kun He | Jia-Qi Lu | Tian-Le Liu | David King | Tong Wu

Pursuant to the Paris Agreement, China committed itself to peak its carbon emissions by around 2030 and to increase the non-fossil share of primary energy to 20% at the same time. The government has...

12. Climate change projections for the Middle East–North Africa domain with COSMO-CLM at different spatial resolutions

March 2018
Edoardo Bucchignani | Paola Mercogliano | Hans-Jürgen Panitz | Myriam Montesarchio

In this study, projected changes in the future climate conditions for the Middle East–North Africa domain over the 21st century have been investigated. Two simulations with the COSMO-CLM model have...

13. Debates on the Causes of Global Warming

25 March 2012
Huang Jian-Bin | Wang Shao-Wu | Luo Yong | Zhao Zong-Ci | Wen Xin-Yu

The controversy between the IPCC and Non-governmental IPCC (NIPCC) on the attribution of global warming are reviewed. IPCC holds that today’s global warming is mainly due to anthropogenic activities...

14. Corporate innovation and environmental investment: The moderating role of institutional environment

June 2020
Jin-Fang Tian | Chao Pan | Rui Xue | Xiao-Tong Yang | Chen Wang | Xu-Zhao Ji | Yu-Li Shan

Corporate environmental investment helps improve corporate environmental performance, which, therefore, is an effective micro-level solution to mitigate environmental concerns generated by corporate...

15. Reflection and operationalization of the common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities principle in the transparency framework under the international climate change regime

December 2018
Tian WANG | Xiang GAO

“Common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities” (CBDRRC) is the most significant guiding principle in the international climate change regime, created by the United Nations...

16. Enhancing coastal areas governance for sustainable tourism in the context of urbanization and climate change in eastern Thailand

March 2019
Vilas Nitivattananon | Sirinapha Srinonil

Coastal areas in the eastern sub-region of Thailand, a popular destination in Southeast Asia, are facing rapid tourism-related urbanization and associated consequences of environment and climate change...

17. Blind spots in climate finance for innovation

March 2020
Peter Warren

International climate finance is a sub-set of green finance and refers to investments specifically in climate change mitigation and adaptation activities, which primarily involve public finance and...

18. Potential impacts of climate change on dengue fever distribution using RCP scenarios in China

March 2019
Jing-Chun FAN | Qi-Yong LIU

This study projected dengue distribution risk map using representative concentration pathways (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, RCP8.5) in China in 2020s, 2030s, 2050s and 2100s. Based on the biological characteristics...

19. Method for Calculating CO2 Emissions from the Power Sector at the Provincial Level in China

Ma Cui-Mei | Ge Quan-Sheng

Based on the detailed origins of each province’s electricity consumption, a new method for calculating CO2 emissions from the power sector at the provincial level in China is proposed. With this so-called...

20. The impacts of U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on the carbon emission space and mitigation cost of China, EU, and Japan under the constraints of the global carbon emission space

December 2017
Han-Cheng Dai | Hai-Bin Zhang | Wen-Tao Wang

Based on the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model and scenario analysis, the impacts of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on the carbon emission space and mitigation cost in China,...

21. Regional differences in global glacier retreat from 1980 to 2015

December 2019
Yao-Jun Li | Yong-Jian Ding | Dong-Hui Shangguan | Rong-Jun Wang

Global warming triggers shrinking and thinning of glaciers worldwide, with potentially severe implications for human society. However, regional differences in glacier retreat and its relationship with...

22. Impacts of climate change on agricultural water resources and adaptation on the North China Plain

June 2017
Xing-Guo Mo | Shi Hu | Zhong-Hui Lin | Su-Xia Liu | Jun Xia

Climate change is having a considerable impact on the availability of water resources for agricultural production on the North China Plain (NCP), where the shortage of water is currently disturbing...

23. Variation of alpine lakes from 1986 to 2019 in the Headwater Area of the Yellow River, Tibetan Plateau using Google Earth Engine

March 2020
Dong-Liang LUO | Hui-Jun JIN | He-Qiang DU | Chao LI | Qiang MA | Shui-Qiang DUAN | Guo-Shuai LI

To understand the variations in surface water associated with changes in air temperature, precipitation, and permafrost in the Headwater Area of the Yellow River (HAYR), we studied the dynamics of alpine...

24. Cascading adaptation of rural livelihood to changing environment: Conceptual framework and experiment from the Koshi River basin

June 2020
Yi-Ping Fang | Ran Zhu | Chen-Jia Zhang | Golam Rasul | Nilhari Neupane

Rural communities in the Koshi River basin, a trans-boundary river basin in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, have been experiencing unprecedented difficulties for adapting with the livelihood challenges arising...

25. The Five-Year Plan: A new tool for energy saving and emissions reduction in China

December 2016
An-Gang Hu

China has achieved economic growth while great carbon emissions reduction in recent years. Amid China's effort to reduce emissions, the Five-Year Plans have guided and motivated local and foreign forces...

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