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Carbon dioxide emissions and international trade at the turn of the millennium

Octavio Fernández-Amador (), Joseph Francois and Patrick Tomberger ()

Ecological Economics, 2016, vol. 125, issue C, 14-26

Abstract: We present a new dataset of geographical production-, final (embodied) production-, and consumption-based carbon dioxide emission inventories, covering 78 regions and 55 sectors from 1997 to 2011. We extend previous work both in terms of time span and in bridging from geographical to embodied production and, ultimately, to consumption. We analyse the recent evolution of emissions, the development of carbon efficiency of the global economy, and the role of international trade. As the distribution of responsibility for emissions across countries is key to the adoption and implementation of international environmental agreements and regulations, the final production- and consumption-based inventories developed here provide a valuable extension to more traditional geographical production-based criteria.

Keywords: CO2 accounting; Trade and CO2 emissions; GTAP; Multiregion input–output analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q56 F18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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