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Drivers of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions: International Evidence

Bosupeng, Mpho (2015): Drivers of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions: International Evidence. Published in: International Journal of Green Economics , Vol. 2, No. 9 (December 2015): pp. 125-143.

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Studies pertaining to the effects of economic growth on the environment generally focused on diverse relationships between carbon dioxide, economic growth and energy consumption.This paper contributes to the literature by determining the effects of the US and China’s emissions on several economies carbon dioxide discharges from 1960 to 2010. The analysis uses a cointegration procedure proposed by Saikkonen and Lütkepohl. The study further applies the Granger causality test to test for causal links. The results of the study demonstrate that the US Granger causes emissions of ten economies under investigation. Additionally,China Granger causes fourteen economies carbon dioxide discharges. In essence, the US and China are tasked with the duty of accelerating programmes attempting to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions due to their influential standpoint.

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