IJESD 2019 Vol.10(12): 410-418 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2019.10.12.1208

An Assessment of CO2 Emission and Absorption in Response to Land-Cover Changes in the Seoul Metropolitan Area

Sangheon Lee

Abstract—In order to cope with climate change, which has been becoming a global issue, there are measures such as fundamentally reducing energy use or converting energy sources into renewable energy, but this is difficult to apply due to limitations on human activities. Based on the guidelines provided by the IPCC, this study drew a countermeasure to climate change considering the emission and absorption of CO2 by land use or land cover. Especially, by using the land-use change simulation technique to predict future land use, expected problems which are caused by urban development were prevented in advance. In addition, CO2 emissions sources are classified into direct emissions and indirect emissions, and the extent to which each region contributes to greenhouse gas emissions is analyzed to provide alternatives that meet the characteristics of each region. Moreover, to calculate greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the network analysis of ArcGIS was used to calculate CO2 emissions from vehicle’s movements and to propose alternatives.

Index Terms—Climate change adaptation, CO2 emission and absorption, direct-indirect emission, land use change simulation.

Snagheon Lee is with Changwon Research Institute, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea (e-mail: shlee0901@gmail.com).

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Cite: Sangheon Lee, "An Assessment of CO2 Emission and Absorption in Response to Land-Cover Changes in the Seoul Metropolitan Area," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 410-418, 2019.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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