Chimeli, Ariaster B. and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Gatti, Luciana (2011): Socio-economic drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in the brazilian Amazon: new evidence from Santarem, Para.
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We use a novel and more precise data set on greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the Amazon region to estimate the nexus between local economic indicators and GHGs. We find that urbanization and waste generation emerge as new and important drivers of observed methane emissions. Local nitrous oxides emissions seem to result mainly from agricultural production, and carbon dioxide seems to be driven by deforestation. Given the importance of the Amazon region to global climate, these findings can offer insight into the development of scientific models for the natural environment and the design of effective environmental policies for the region.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Socio-economic drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in the brazilian Amazon: new evidence from Santarem, Para|
|Keywords:||Brazilian Amazon, greenhouse gases|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N56 - Latin America; Caribbean
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q57 - Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology
|Depositing User:||Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto|
|Date Deposited:||08. Jul 2011 16:57|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 09:13|
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