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Governance, Vulnerability to Climate Change, and Green Growth: International Evidence

Thai-Ha Le (), Youngho Chang () and Donghyun Park ()

No 500, ADB Economics Working Paper Series from Asian Development Bank

Abstract: We examine the role of governance and vulnerability to climate change in green growth using a global panel data set of 122 countries in 2000‒2012. We find that, as expected, governance has a positive effect on environmental performance and vulnerability to climate change has a negative effect. This suggests that promoting good governance and reducing climate change vulnerability can contribute to a cleaner environment. We find qualitatively similar results for the subsample of high-income countries, but governance does not have a significant effect for the subsamples of upper-middleincome, lower-middle-income, and low-income countries. One possible interpretation is that high-income countries have environmental policies which are strong enough to protect the environment, whereas other countries have relatively weak environmental policies which need to be strengthened.

Keywords: air quality; governance; green growth; PM2.5; vulnerability to climate change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016-11-08
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