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Brazilian productive structure and CO2 emissions

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  • Imori, Denise
  • Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins

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This paper analyzes the relation between economic performance and CO2 emissions in Brazil, in the year 2004. The contribution of the productive sectors to total emission is established, taking into account the technological structure of the economy, the interrelations among sectors, the sectoral capacity of generating value-added and the participation of final demand in the national sectors. For this purpose, an input-output model is used to analyze the impact of income generation and final demand on the emissions. This approach allows one to study the impacts caused by sectoral mitigation policies. The main results show that, both from a production and a demand perspective, the same key productive sectors stand out, especially the Transport sector.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30695.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30695

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Keywords: Environmental Economics; CO2; Brazil; Productive Structure; Input-Output;

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  1. Vicent Alcántara & Emilio Padilla, 2006. "An input-output analysis of the "key" sectors in CO2 emissions from a production perspective: an application to the Spanish economy," Working Papers wpdea0601, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.
  2. Guilhoto, J. J. M. & Sesso Filho, U. A., 2005. "Estimação da Matriz Insumo-Produto a Partir De Dados Preliminares das Contas Nacionais
    [Estimation of input-output matrix using preliminary data from national accounts]
    ," MPRA Paper 38212, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Guilhoto, Joaquim J. M. & Lopes, Ricardo Luis & Motta, Ronaldo Serroa da, 2002. "Impactos ambientais e regionais de cenários de crescimento da economia brasileira — 2002-2012
    [Environmental impacts and regional scenarios of economic growth in Brazil - 2002-2012]
    ," MPRA Paper 38329, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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