Rethinking Kyoto Compliance from a Consumption-Based Perspective.

Csutora, Mária and Mózner, Zsófia (2012) Rethinking Kyoto Compliance from a Consumption-Based Perspective. In: China-EU Cooperation for a Sustainable Economy. Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, pp. 177-200. . ISBN 978-963-503-497-0

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Environmental consequences of international trade are quite relevant for climate change policy. Apparent decoupling of GHG emission and GDP growth, observed in several European countries, is partly due to the increasing dislocation of manufacturing industries from the developed world to emerging economies. Consequently, decoupling is coupled with increasing GHG emission embodied in imported products from these nations. The article scrutinises the GHG emission embedded in Hungarian import of Chinese products. It argues that a stagnating GHG emission observed in Hungary is intertwined with hidden GHG export to China that takes place through trading of goods. Objective evaluation of compliance status with Kyoto targets would require a consumption-based accounting of GHG emissions rather than a production-based one, unless we accept facing a BIG problem at global level.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:GHG emissions, consumption-based accounting, embodied emissions, international trade
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute for Environmental Science > Department of Environmental Economics and Technology
Subjects:Energy economy
Environmental economics
International economics
ID Code:1443
Deposited By: Zsófia Vetőné Mózner
Deposited On:18 Feb 2014 10:31
Last Modified:18 Feb 2014 10:31

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