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Our study region accounted for about 0.35% of the entire area of China, whereas its carbon emissions accounted for 2.33%, 1.44%, 1.48%, 1.16%, and 1.11% of China's total carbon emissions calculated using a consistent method for five typical years (Lai, 2010). This indicated that 8-Aminoadenine carbon emissions intensity in coastal Jiangsu was 6.66, 4.11, 4.21, 3.32, and 3.16 times that of the average level for China as a whole. However, the rate of increase of carbon emissions deviated from the average level and gradually became lower. Economic development is always the primary influencing factor behind carbon emissions (Acaravci and Ozturk, 2010 and Zhang and Cheng, 2009). The high carbon emissions intensity in coastal Jiangsu can be explained by the advanced economic level. The gradually lowering rate of increase of carbon emissions was affected by the adjustment of the industrial structure, especially with regard to the development of coastal tourism (Wang and Zou, 2005). Another local characteristic is the significant carbon emissions from animals, which made the percentage contribution from energy consumption much lower than that for China as a whole.