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Economic structure and key sectors analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in Uruguay

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  • Matías Piaggio

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

  • Vicent Alcántara Escolano

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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)

Abstract

This paper identifies the key sectors in greenhouse gas emissions of the Uruguayan economy through input–output analysis. This allows to precisely determine the role played by the different productive sectors and their relationship with other sectors in the relation between the Uruguayan productive structure and atmospheric pollution. In order to guide policy design for GHG reduction, we decompose sectors liability between the pollution generated through their own production processes and the pollution indirectly generated in the production processes of other sectors. The results show that all the key polluting sectors for the different contaminants considered are relevant because of their own emissions, except for the sector Motor vehicles and oil retail trade, which is relevant in CO2 emissions because of its pure, both backward and forward, linkages. Finally, the best policy channels for controlling and reducing GHGs emissions are identified, and compared with the National Climate Change Response Plan (NCCRP) lines of action.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea1204.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2012
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea1204

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Keywords: Greenhouse gas emissions; input–output; Key sectors; Uruguay;

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  1. Javier Asensio & Andrés Gómez-Lobo & Anna Matas, 2013. "How effective are policies to reduce gasoline consumption? Evaluating a quasi-natural experiment in Spain," Working Papers, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona wpdea1303, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.

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