10 7月 2023 gabriels



  • 林金泰,北京大学
  • 蔡闻佳,清华大学
  • 刘宇,中国科学院
  • 聂绩,北京大学
  • 乐旭,南京信息工程大学
  • 王涛,中科院青藏高原研究所
  • 张强,清华大学


Changes in climate and atmospheric environment are among the most pressing challenges the world is facing. China is a major country of emissions and carbon sink. China’s future development towards carbon neutrality will not only mean fundamental changes in its carbon emissions and sinks but also have tremendous effects on its atmospheric environment and global climate. Yet how to achieve economically and environmentally sustainable carbon neutrality, including the effects of various potential pathways, remains a crucial question to be answered.
This ERL focus collection has being organised in collaboration with the 2021 World Young Scientist Summit (WYSS) and IOPP Environmental Research conference. This collection offers an interdisciplinary outlet to discuss impacts of climate change, earth system interactions, biogeochemical cycles, inter-regional connections, and potential pathways towards carbon neutrality of China.

Suggested, but not exhaustive, topics of interest for this collection include:

  • Tipping points, weather extremes and catastrophes in a warming climate
  • Changes and interactions of Earth system components
  • Management of biogeochemical cycle of greenhouse gases
  • Inter-regional and inter-sectoral interactions: towards concerted action
  • Environmental big data: observations, simulations and integration
  • Nexus in mitigation of environmental and climate changes
  • Economic and energy choices towards carbon neutrality

Authors presenting their research at the WYSS conference may be directly invited to submit to this focus issue. However the Guest Editors welcome open call proposals and submissions from the community. If you believe you have a suitable research letter article in preparation please send your pre-submission query either to the journal publishing team or via the Guest Editors listed above.



Towards carbon-neutral sustainable development of China

Jintai Lin et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 060201



The joint impact of the carbon market on carbon emissions, energy mix, and copollutants

Yu Zheng et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 045007


Does carbon mitigation depend on green fiscal policy or green investment?

Yufeng Hu et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 045005


Analyzing multi-greenhouse gas mitigation of China using a general equilibrium model

Jing Cao et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 025001


How large is the mitigation potential of natural climate solutions in China?

Daju Wang et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 015001


Household energy transition and social status: evidence from large-scale heating renovation in China

Jing Zhao et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett.17 115011


Critical mineral constraints in global renewable scenarios under 1.5 °C target

Peng Wang et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 125004


Uncovering the key mechanisms of how deep decarbonization benefits air pollution alleviation in China

Xiaorui Liu et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 115002


Increasing risk from landfalling tropical cyclone-heatwave compound events to coastal and inland China

Jie Wu et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 105007


Increased forest coverage will induce more carbon fixation in vegetation than in soil during 2015-2060 in China based on CMIP6

Mengyu Zhang et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 105002


Do long-term high nitrogen inputs change the composition of soil dissolved organic matter in a primary tropical forest?

Guoxiang Niu et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett.17 095015


Shift in controlling factors of carbon stocks across biomes on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Daorui Han et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 074016


Attributing observed increase in extreme precipitation in China to human influence

Siyan Dong et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 095005


A surface temperature dipole pattern between Eurasia and North America triggered by the Barents-Kara sea-ice retreat in boreal winter

Yurong Hou et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 114047


Has China’s pilot emission trading system promoted technological progress in industrial subsectors?

Haoran Zhang et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 115007


Agroforestry alters the fluxes of greenhouse gases of Moso bamboo plantation soil

Man Shi et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 115003


Changes in photovoltaic potential over China in a warmer future

Jintao Zhang et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 114032


China’s power transformation may drastically change employment patterns in the power sector and its upstream supply chains

Sili Zhou et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 065005


Potential heat-risk avoidance from nationally determined emission reductions targets in the future

Fang Wang et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 055007


Mitigating ozone damage to ecosystem productivity through sectoral and regional emission controls: a case study in the Yangtze River Delta, China

Yadong Lei et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 065008


Exploring pathways to deep de-carbonization and the associated environmental impact in China’s ammonia industry

Fu Zhao et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 045029


Lagrangian inversion of anthropogenic CO2 emissions from Beijing using differential column measurements

Ke Che et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 075001


The role of sectoral coverage in emission abatement costs: evidence from marginal cost savings

Qifeng Zhang et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 045002


Substantial increase in daytime-nighttime compound heat waves and associated population exposure in China projected by the CMIP6 multimodel ensemble

Wenxin Xie et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 045007


Environmental Research Letters

  • 2022年影响因子:6.7  Citescore: 10.1
  • Environmental Research Letters(ERL)以金色开放获取模式出版,作者可选择将原始数据作为补充资料与文章一起发表。所有研究人员可以免费获取这些研究成果。ERL汇聚了关注环境变化及其应对的研究团体和政策制定团体的意见,涵盖了环境科学的所有方面,出版研究快报、综述文章、观点和社论。ERL顺应了环境科学的跨学科发表的趋势,反映了该领域相关的方法、工具和评估战略,得到了来自不同领域的广泛贡献。