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Allocation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using the Fairness Principle: A Multi-Country Analysis

Laura Rodríguez-Fernández (), Ana Belén Fernández Carvajal () and María Bujidos-Casado ()
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Laura Rodríguez-Fernández: Department of Business Economics and Accounting, National Distance Education University (UNED), 28040 Madrid, Spain
Ana Belén Fernández Carvajal: Economy Department, University of León, 24006 León, Spain
María Bujidos-Casado: Business Organization Department, National Distance Education University (UNED), 28040 Madrid, Spain

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 14, 1-15

Abstract: This study presents an analysis of the allocation of greenhouse gas emissions based on a comparison of criteria for 66 countries and fairness-based indicators. The academic literature contains very few broad multi-country studies. The large sample of countries included in our analysis has allowed us to make a more comprehensive, holistic comparison than other studies with similar characteristics. The United States and China must make the greatest effort to fight climate change worldwide, but all countries have a responsibility, including some that are not usually analyzed in this type of research.

Keywords: emission reduction; greenhouse gases; climate change; carbon emission allocation; fairness principle (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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