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How does Japanese compliance with the Kyoto Protocol affect environmental productivity in China and Japan?

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  • Kagawa, Shigemi
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    The present paper empirically investigates whether competitive pressures and Japanese compliance with the Kyoto Protocol will turn China into a pollution haven. We also analyze how the bilateral division of commodity production stimulates eco-efficiencies (i.e. environmental productivities) in Japan and China and how eco-efficiencies in the respective countries affect each other. Empirical results revealed that competitive pressure and Japanese compliance with the Kyoto Protocol did not contribute to turning China into a pollution haven. We also find that if we focus on national eco-efficiencies, China and Japan are unable to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between the eco-efficiencies in both countries.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 173-188

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:19:y:2008:i:2:p:173-188

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    1. Zhao, Zhen-yu & Sun, Guang-zheng & Zuo, Jian & Zillante, George, 2013. "The impact of international forces on the Chinese wind power industry," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 131-141.

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