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Does urbanization lead to less energy use and lower CO2 emissions?: A cross-country analysis

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2010

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Poumanyvong, P., and Kaneko, S., 2010, Does urbanization lead to less energy use and lower CO2 emissions?: A cross-country analysis: Ecological Economics, v. 70, iss. 2, p. 434-444.

Summary

Despite the relationship between urbanization, energy use and CO2 emissions has been extensively studied in recent years, little attention has been paid to differences in development stages or income levels. Most previous studies have implicitly assumed that the impact of urbanization is homogenous for all countries. This assumption can be questionable as there are many characteristic differences among countries of different levels of affluence. This paper investigates empirically the effects of urbanization on energy use and CO2 emissions with consideration of the different development stages. Using the Stochastic Impacts by Regression on Population, Affluence and Technology (STIRPAT) model and a balanced panel dataset of 99 countries [...]

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ISSN WECC 0921-8009

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journalEcological Economics
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