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Global shipping and climate change impacts in Africa: the role of international trade

Enock Ayesu () and Clement Agonyim Asaana
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Clement Agonyim Asaana: City University of Hong Kong

Journal of Shipping and Trade, 2023, vol. 8, issue 1, 1-17

Abstract: Abstract This paper examines the interacting effect of global shipping and trade on climate change in Africa using data on 31 countries for the period 2006–2016. We employ the system generalized method of moments estimation technique for our analysis. The results reveal that, in both the short run and long run, global shipping and trade contribute significantly to climate change in African countries. Furthermore, we document that the impact of shipping on climate change become larger through the aggregate trade channel. Based on these outcomes, policies designed to reduce emissions from global shipping are important in mitigating the menaces of climate change in Africa.

Keywords: Trade; Global shipping; Climate change; System-GMM; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023
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