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The Clean Development Mechanism and low carbon development: A panel data analysis

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  • Huang, Yongfu
  • Barker, Terry

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The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of Kyoto Protocol, designed for the industrialized countries to earn emission credits by investing in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects in developing countries, shall contribute to emission reductions and sustainable development in the host countries. However, whether the CDM is achieving its dual goals has been questionable. This research empirically investigates the long-run impacts of CDM projects on CO2 emission reductions for 80 eligible CDM host countries over 1993–2009. By allowing for considerable heterogeneity across countries, this research provides evidence in support of a decline in CO2 emissions associated with CDM projects. It serves to encourage developing countries to effectively develop CDM projects towards low carbon development.

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  • Huang, Yongfu & Barker, Terry, 2012. "The Clean Development Mechanism and low carbon development: A panel data analysis," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 1033-1040.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:34:y:2012:i:4:p:1033-1040
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2011.08.010
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    Keywords

    Clean Development Mechanism; CO2 emissions; Heterogeneous dynamic panels; Developing countries; China;

    JEL classification:

    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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