Assessing the effectiveness of global air-pollution treaties on CO2 emissions

Slechten, Aurelie and Verardi, Vincenzo (2014) Assessing the effectiveness of global air-pollution treaties on CO2 emissions. Working Paper. Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Abstract

This paper considers the effect of international air-pollution agreements ratified since 1970 on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), the main cause of anthropogenic climate change. The analysis is based on a panel dataset of 150 countries over the period 1970-2008. While the literature generally focuses on one particular agreement, we analyze the effect of the accumulation of agreements using a two-way (country, year) fixed effects regression model. We find that the relationship between the number of ratifications and CO2 emissions is statistically significant and linearly decreasing.

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Monograph (Working Paper)
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17 Sep 2014 08:01
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