Quotation Naqvi, Syed Ali Asjad. 2021. Decoupling trends of emissions across EU regions and the role of environmental policies. Journal of Cleaner Production. 323




The paper combines grid-level data of eight emission types –CO2, N20, CH4, NH3, NOX, PM10, PM2.5, and SO2 – with sub-national economic data to create a 1995–2015 balanced panel for NUTS 2 regions in EU countries. Regions on average show decoupling of emissions from output but most of the emission reductions are achieved before the 2008 financial crisis. Post 2008, very weak decoupling and even coupling can be observed. Using OECD’s Environmental Policy Stringency (EPS) Index as an intervention variable, an event study analysis shows that strong policies significantly reduce emissions, but there is considerable heterogeneity in the response by emission types and regional income levels.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Cleaner Production
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Decoupling trends of emissions across EU regions and the role of environmental policies
Volume 323
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
URL https://api.elsevier.com/content/article/PII:S0959652621033175?httpAccept=text/xml
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129130
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652621033175


Environmental Inequality in the EU
Naqvi, Syed Ali Asjad (Details)
Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1133 Computer-aided simulation (Details)
2928 Environmental economics (Details)
5323 Econometrics (Details)
5353 Environmental economics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5924 Environmental economics (Details)
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