Can climate mitigation help the poor? Measuring impacts of the CDM in rural China
Yimeng Du () and
Kenji Takeuchi ()
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Yimeng Du: Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
No 1808, Discussion Papers from Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
This study aims to examine whether investment in climate change mitigation plays a role in poverty alleviation. We investigate impacts of the renewable energy-based clean development mechanism (RE-CDM) on rural communities in China. The impacts of RE-CDM projects are estimated by combining propensity score matching with the difference-in-differences approach. We found that the promotion of biomass-based CDM projects significantly contribute to income improvement, employment generation, and industrial transformation in rural communities in China. On the other hand, our estimation results reveal that large-scale wind and solar energy-based CDM projects have the potential to increase the labor force in the primary industry in rural areas.
Keywords: CDM; renewable energy; poverty alleviation; rural development; propensity score matching; difference-in-differences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
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