Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130279
Authors: 
Zhang, ZhongXiang
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 95.2015
Abstract: 
China has realized that for its own sake and from the international community’s perspective, it cannot afford to continue along the conventional path of encouraging economic growth at the expense of the environment. Accordingly, the country has placed ecological goals at the same level of priority as policies on economic, political, cultural and social development. Specifically, to meet the grand goal involves not only capping China’s nationwide coal consumption to let it peak before 2020 and carbon emissions peak around 2030, but also putting in place a variety of flagship programs and initiatives, prices and policies. This paper argues that the 2030 carbon emissions peak goal is ambitious but achievable and concludes by arguing why China’s anti-pollution outcomes this time might be different from the previous ones.
Subjects: 
Low-Carbon Economy
Carbon Emissions Peaks
Coal Consumption
Carbon Pricing
Energy Prices
Resource Tax Reform
Renewable Energy
China
JEL: 
H23
P28
Q42
Q43
Q48
Q53
Q54
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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