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The effectiveness of Green voices in parliaments: Do Green Parties matter in the control of pollution?

Paulo Mourão ()

Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, 2019, vol. 21, issue 2, 985-1011

Abstract: Abstract Green Parties are not the most popular in polls. However, their electoral scores have been achieving more significance since the 1990s, especially in European elections. This paper discusses the role of various Green seats occupied in 36 democracies in terms of the country’s control of pollution. Using different specifications for system GMM, the regressions here discussed concluded that higher shares of parliamentary seats occupied by Green Parties tended to be observed in countries with the most significant reductions in estimated levels of different pollutant gases (CO2, N2O, SO2, CH4, and GHG). Additional robustness checks have also been discussed.

Keywords: Parliaments; Green Parties; Pollutant gases; Environmental policies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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