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Does energy use and economic policy uncertainty affect CO2 emissions in China? Empirical evidence from the dynamic ARDL simulation approach.

Abbasi, K. and Adedoyin, F. F., 2021. Does energy use and economic policy uncertainty affect CO2 emissions in China? Empirical evidence from the dynamic ARDL simulation approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (In Press)

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Abstract

Global warming is currently the biggest problem. China is the world's highest CO2 emitter. The Chinese authorities agreed to overcome global pollution per the current Paris treaty and has showed deep concern regarding global warming. Hence, policymakers are paying attention to economic policy uncertainty. Motivated by this issue, the study examines the effect of energy use, economic policy uncertainty, and economic growth on China's CO2 emissions from 1970 to 2018 by employing a novel dynamic ARDL simulation model. The findings show that energy use and economic growth have statistically substantial long-run and short-run positive effects on CO2 emissions. However, economic policy uncertainty has an insignificant effect on CO2 emissions, due to firms’ sustainability policies. Energy use can have valuable policy consequences, particularly for environmental sustainability. Therefore, based on the empirical findings, the crucial partnership and feedback on China's carbon emission policy should be carried forward.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0944-1344
Uncontrolled Keywords:Energy use ; Economic policy uncertainty ; GDP ; Dynamic ARDL ; CO2 emissions
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:34989
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:04 Jan 2021 08:56
Last Modified:18 Jan 2021 11:56

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