Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions in the European Union
AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between economic growth and CO 2 emissions in the European Union. A panel data analysis for the period 1981 to 1995 is applied in order to estimate the relationship between Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and CO 2 emissions in ten selected European countries. The analysis shows important disparities between the most industrialised countries and the rest. The results do not seem to support a uniform policy to control emissions; they rather indicate that a reduction in emissions should be achieved by taking into account the specific economic situation and the industrial structure of each EU member state. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.
Volume (Year): 19 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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CO 2 emissions; Kyoto Protocol; panel data; the European Union; the pollution-income relationship;
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