The Impact of CO2 Emission Control on China's Economy after the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference

Xu, Wenjia (2010). The Impact of CO2 Emission Control on China's Economy after the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Xu, Wenjia
Thesis Title The Impact of CO2 Emission Control on China's Economy after the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2010
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor Jacqualine Robinson
Total pages 94
Language eng
Subjects 120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Formatted abstract
In last year's Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, China announced its carbon emission targets and a series plans to achiev e the goal. This paper investigates the potential  impacts on China's current fast economic growth and the feasibility of the country to realise  the country' s promise. The emission-economic relationship is confirmed after reviewing  theoretical frameworks including both to p-d own and bottom-up approach es. Carbon  emissions will in crease if a country's output l ev el grows, unless the economy reaches a structural change. On the other side, economic growth will be affected by a restrictive emissions  control policy. W ith such an impact, the feasibility of China's emissions target is necessary  to be examined. By exploring China's existing and po tential technology and policy to ols,  which focus on energy development and conserv atio n, China's effo rts suggest a h igh  possibility to realize its promise with minor damages on the economic develo pment. Statistical  projections on China's future emissions are integrated to provide an estimate about  the po ssibility of achieving the target Though C hina's implemented technology and policy  to ols are not as so phisti cated as d eveloped countri e s, fo recasts have shown that China is  able to achiev e its emissions target by 2020, w ith continues growth in  both economic and emission levels.

Keyword CO2 Emission Control

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