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Reaping the Economic Benefits of Decarbonization for China

Teng, Fei; Jotzo, Frank


China needs to reduce its carbon emissions if global climate change mitigation is to succeed. Conventional economic analysis views cutting emissions as a cost, creating a collective action problem. However, decarbonization can improve productivity and provide co-benefits that accord with multiple national policy objectives. We track China's progress in reducing the emissions intensity of the economy, and construct a macro scenario with China's carbon emissions peaking in the 2020s. Investment...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: China and World Economy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-124X.2014.12083.x


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