【摘要】：正This paper presents a comparative study of energy consumption and carbon emissions across the world economies.The findings are then employed to draw implications for energy consumption and CO_2 emissions in Asia,in particular Asian giants.China and India.China and India have attracted a lot of attention nowadays due to the two countries' impressive economic performance, large population and vast markets.The rise of these two Asian giants has important implications for the rest of the world.One of the areas which have been intensely debated is energy consumption and the resultant consequences in China and India.These two nations are emerging not only as key players in the global energy market but also the main carbon emitters in the world due to their large volume of energy consumption.Where do China and India stand internationally in terms of energy consumption and carbon emissions? What can they learn from the experience of other developed economies? Is there a unique Asian model in terms of energy consumption and carbons emissions? These are some of the questions to be investigated in this paper. Specifically,this paper aims to compare energy intensity and CO_2 emissions and their changing patterns over time among the world economies.It will link energy intensity and CO_2 emissions with the stages of economic development(the concept of the environmental Kuznets curve) and thus employ the cross-country comparison results to shed light on energy consumption and carbon emissions in major Asian economies including China and India.Special attention will be paid to the comparison of consumption and emission patterns between the two giants and other Asian economies.