How to cite MEIC

If you use the globla emissions data from MEIC-Global-CO2, please cite this website ( and the following papers:

Xu, R., Zhang, Q., Tong, D., Xiao, Q., Qin, X., Chen, C., Yan, L., Cheng J., Cui C., Hu, H., Liu, W., Yan, X., Wang, H., Liu, X., Geng, G., Guan, D., and He, K.: Development of a new global CO2 emission database with highly-resolved source category and sub-country information: methodology and 1970-2021 emissions, Submitted.

If you use the China emissions data from MEIC, please cite this website ( and the following papers:

Li, M., Liu, H., Geng, G., Hong, C., Liu, F., Song, Y., Tong, D., Zheng, B., Cui, H., Man, H., Zhang, Q., and He, K.: Anthropogenic emission inventories in China: a review, Natl. Sci. Rev., 4, 834-866, doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwx150, 2017.

Zheng, B., Tong, D., Li, M., Liu, F., Hong, C., Geng, G., Li, H., Li, X., Peng, L., Qi, J., Yan, L., Zhang, Y., Zhao, H., Zheng, Y., He, K., and Zhang, Q.: Trends in China’s anthropogenic emissions since 2010 as the consequence of clean air actions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14095-14111, doi: 10.5194/acp-18-14095-2018, 2018.

If you use the China speciated VOCs emissions data, please cite the following papers:

Li, M., Zhang, Q., Streets, D. G., He, K. B., Cheng, Y. F., Emmons, L. K., Huo, H., Kang, S. C., Lu, Z., Shao, M., Su, H., Yu, X., and Zhang, Y.: Mapping Asian anthropogenic emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds to multiple chemical mechanisms, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 5617–5638, doi: 10.5194/acp-14-5617-2014, 2014.

Li, M., Zhang, Q., Zheng, B., Tong, D., Lei, Y., Liu, F., Hong, C., Kang, S., Yan, L., Zhang, Y., Bo, Y., Su, H., Cheng, Y., and He, K.: Persistent growth of anthropogenic non-methane volatile organic compound (NMVOC) emissions in China during 1990–2017: drivers, speciation and ozone formation potential, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8897-8913, doi: 10.5194/acp-19-8897-2019, 2019.

If you use the China sectoral emissions from MEIC, please cite the following papers:

Power plant emissions

Liu, F., Zhang, Q., Tong, D., Zheng, B., Li, M., Huo, H., and He, K. B.: High-resolution inventory of technologies, activities, and emissions of coal-fired power plants in China from 1990 to 2010, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13299-13317, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-13299-2015, 2015.

Tong, D., Zhang, Q., Liu, F., Geng, G., Zheng, Y., Xue, T., Hong, C., Wu, R., Qin, Y., Zhao, H., Yan, L., and He, K.: Current Emissions and Future Mitigation Pathways of Coal-Fired Power Plants in China from 2010 to 2030, Environ. Sci. Technol., 52, 12905-12914, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02919, 2018.

Cement emissions

Liu, J., Tong, D., Zheng, Y., Cheng, J., Qin, X., Shi, Q., Yan, L., Lei, Y., and Zhang, Q.: Carbon and air pollutant emissions from China’s cement industry 1990-2015: trends, evolution of technologies and drivers, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 2020, 1-39, doi: 10.5194/acp-2020-631, 2020.

Residential emissions

Peng, L., Zhang, Q., Yao, Z., Mauzerall, D. L., Kang, S., Du, Z., Zheng, Y., Xue, T., and He, K.: Underreported coal in statistics: A survey-based solid fuel consumption and emission inventory for the rural residential sector in China, Appl. Energy, 235, 1169-1182, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.11.043, 2019.

On-road emissions

Zheng, B., Huo, H., Zhang, Q., Yao, Z. L., Wang, X. T., Yang, X. F., Liu, H., and He, K. B.: High-resolution mapping of vehicle emissions in China in 2008, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9787-9805, doi: 10.5194/acp-14-9787-2014, 2014.