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Is the CO2 Emissions Reduction from Scale Change, Structural Change or Technology Change? Evidence from Non-metallic Sector of 11 Major Economies in 1995-2009

Jin-Wei Wang, Hua Liao (), Bao-Jun Tang, Ruo-Yu Ke and Yi-Ming Wei ()

No 101, CEEP-BIT Working Papers from Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP), Beijing Institute of Technology

Abstract: The contribution of non-metallic sector to global CO2 emissions is increasing. However, there are very few studies on non-metallic sector CO2 emissions from international comparative perspective. This paper proposes an integrated model employing LMDI (Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index) decomposition technique and TOPSIS (the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) method to contribute to the existing literature by filling the gap that the drivers of aggregate and national level non-metallic sector CO2 emissions and its impacts on CO2 emissions reduction have not been estimated by relevant models. First, we analyze drivers of non-metallic sector CO2 emissions in BRIC countries and G7 countries using LMDI decomposition method. Second, we evaluate the low-carbon development of non-metallic sector in the 11 major economies from a comprehensive viewpoint of main drivers using TOPSIS assessment model. Finally, based on the results of the model, this paper presents some implications for the non-metallic sector CO2 emissions reduction and low-carbon development.

Keywords: CO2 emissions; Non-metallic sector; Cement; Logarithmic mean divisia index decomposition; WIOD database (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q54 Q40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-03-01
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