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Have Agriculture Green House Gas Emissions Converged among European Union Member States?


  • Fernando Brito Soares



Panel unit root tests are used to identify convergence of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions among the agr icultural sectors of the European Union 27 member states. Although a clear cut conclusion on the existence of convergence could not be established, it looks like there is some evidence of convergence for EU 27 during the entire 1973-2007 period. This same evidence exists for EU15 but only for the shorter 1996-2006 time period. If emissions are to converge, then it will be easier to make EU members to accept policy measures aimed at reducing the negative impact on environment.

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  • Fernando Brito Soares, 2009. "Have Agriculture Green House Gas Emissions Converged among European Union Member States?," ICER Working Papers 07-2009, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:icr:wpicer:07-2009

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