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Production for international trade hasplayed an important role in driving the rapid increase of Chinese CO2 emissions. This paper uses input-output analysis to quantitatively estimate theeffect of the bilateral trade between China and its present largest tradingpartner, the European Union EU, on both national and global CO2 emissions. The results show that under the bilateral trade, China’s emissionsfrom 2002 to 2008 increased by 2458 MMT 6.64%, and the EU’s emissionsdecreased by 539 MMT 1.81%. From a global perspective, the trade led to anincrease of 1919 MMT CO2 in the world’s total emissions. The tradingpattern is not dominated by pollution haven effect but by the comparativeadvantages in factor endowments. It is suggested that a consumerresponsibility-based accounting system of national CO2 inventoryshould be introduced in replace of the present producer responsibility-based one.In order to achieve cost efficiency in emissions reduction in the newaccounting system, more CDM programs could be established.

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions; Trade between China and EU; Pollution Haven Hypothesis; Factor Endowments

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H. Zhou, J. Cao and J. Sheng -The Effects of China-EU Trade on CO2 Emissions,- Low Carbon Economy, Vol. 4 No. 4A, 2013, pp. 14-23. doi: 10.4236-lce.2013.44A002.





Author: Hui Zhou, Jie Cao, Jichuan Sheng

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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