publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Decomposing Air Pollutant Emissions in Asia: Determinants and Projections

Peter Rafaj; Markus Amann;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 May 2018
  • Publisher: MPDI
  • Country: Austria
Abstract
High levels of air pollution pose an urgent social and public health challenge in many Asian regions. This study evaluates the role of key factors that determined the changes in emission levels in China, India and Japan over the past 25 years. While emissions of air pollutants have been declining in Japan since the 1990s, China and India have experienced a rapid growth in pollution levels in recent years. Around 2005, control measures for sulfur emissions started to deliver expected reductions in China, followed by cuts in nitrogen oxides ten years later. Despite recent policy interventions, growing emission trends in India persist. A decomposition analysis of e...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Computer Science, Natural resource economics, China, Pollutant emissions, Pollution, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Air pollution, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Fossil fuel, business.industry, business, Key factors, Energy intensity, Nitrogen oxides, Environmental science
Funded by
EC| CD-LINKS
Project
CD-LINKS
Linking Climate and Development Policies - Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 642147
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Communities
SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Linking Climate and Development Policies - Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing
Energy Research
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