Green Trade Patterns and the Transboundary Transmission of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Sung Jin Kang ()
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Sung Jin Kang: Department of Economics and Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Korea University, Seoul.
Asian Development Review, 2020, vol. 37, issue 1, 119-139
By classifying international green and non-green trade for the period 1980â€“2015, this study investigates trends in green trade, exports, and imports as shares of total trade, exports, and imports, respectively. The general findings are that these green shares increased during the review period, albeit with the green shares for member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development showing different trends than those of nonmember countries. Further, three countries at different stages of economic developmentâ€”the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the United Statesâ€”each exhibit different trends in green trade over time. In particular, the green trade, export, and import shares of the People's Republic of China decreased over time, which is in contrast to the increases observed for the Republic of Korea and the United States during the review period. The findings suggest that efforts to persuade developing countries to accept international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should also consider the transboundary transmission of these emissions and their health effects.
Keywords: green industry; green trade; greenhouse gas emissions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 Q27 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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