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An input-output analysis of the "key" sectors in CO2 emissions from a production perspective: an application to the Spanish economy

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  • Vicent Alcántara

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Emilio Padilla

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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Here we present an approach that allows the identification of the "key" productive sectors responsible for CO2 emission. For this purpose, we develop an input- output methodology from a supply perspective. We focus on the impact of an increase in the value-added of the different productive sectors on total CO2 emissions and we identify the productive sectors responsible for the increase in CO2 emissions when there is an increase in the income of the economy. The approach shows the contribution of the various sectors to CO2 emission from a production perspective and allows us to identify the sectors that deserve more consideration for mitigation policies. This analysis is complementary to the input–output analysis from a demand perspective. The

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0601.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2006
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0601

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Keywords: CO2 emissions; key productive sectors; input-output analysis;

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  1. Boucher, Michel, 1976. "Some Further Results on the Linkage Hypothesis," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 90(2), pages 313-18, May.
  2. Cella, Guido, 1984. "The Input-Output Measurement of Interindustry Linkages," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 46(1), pages 73-84, February.
  3. Alcantara, Vicent & Padilla, Emilio, 2003. ""Key" sectors in final energy consumption: an input-output application to the Spanish case," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(15), pages 1673-1678, December.
  4. Guccione, Antonio, 1986. "The Input-Output Measurement of Interindustry Linkages: A Comment," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 48(4), pages 373-77, November.
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  1. Gemechu, Eskinder D. & Butnar, Isabela & Llop Llop, Maria & Sangwong, S. & Castells i Piqué, Francesc, 2013. "CO2 emissions embodied in international trade: A multiregional Inputoutput model for Spain," Working Papers 2072/212195, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
  2. Imori, Denise & Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins, 2010. "Brazilian productive structure and CO2 emissions," MPRA Paper 30695, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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