CO2 emission in transportation sector across 51 countries along the Belt and Road from 2000 to 2014

Wang, Chao, Wood, Jacob, Wang, Yongjie, Geng, Xinrui, and Long, Xingle (2020) CO2 emission in transportation sector across 51 countries along the Belt and Road from 2000 to 2014. Journal of Cleaner Production, 263. 122000.

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Abstract

The transportation sector is a key economic sector and an important source of CO2 emissions. Due to these environmental implications and a desire to reduce emission levels, the number of empirical analyses on the transportation sector have increased significantly in recent times. Given this pretext, our study examines the heterogeneity and spatial autocorrelation CO2 emissions of the transportation sector for 51 belt and road economies from 2000 to 2014. As part of analysis, we examine the heterogeneity of CO2 emissions in the transportation sector through the use of the Theil index and semi-variogram analysis. Furthermore, our study also analyzed the global and local spatial autocorrelation of transport sector CO2 emissions using the Moran index for participating countries. From the analysis, this study found that the transportation CO2 emission intensity of Central and Western Asia and North Africa is significantly higher than that of other regions along the belt and road, and there is a strong spatial correlation in Southeast Asian countries. Our research provides a key reference point for governments by proposing carbon-reduction policies and the promotion of greener developmental initiatives within the transportation sector.

Item ID: 63177
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0959-6526
Keywords: Green transportation; CO2 emission; intensity; Theil index; Belt and Road
Copyright Information: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Funders: Humanities and Social Science Fund of Ministry of Education of China, Social Science Planning Project of Shaanxi Province, China, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China, Science and Technology Planning Project of Shaanxi Province, China, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSF), Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea
Date Deposited: 28 May 2020 11:15
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth @ 50%
14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850702 Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport @ 100%
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