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An Optimal Pollution Control Model for Environmental Protection Cooperation between Developing and Developed Countries

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School of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620, China
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School of Business Administration, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu 611130, China
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School of Business Administration, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, Shanghai 201209, China
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Department of Finance, Wenzhou Business College, Wenzhou 325035, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 3868; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113868
Received: 28 April 2020 / Revised: 20 May 2020 / Accepted: 22 May 2020 / Published: 29 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Science and Engineering)
With the continuous increase in greenhouse gas emissions in the world and the United States announcing withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the conflicts between environmental protection and economic growth of developing and developed countries have become increasingly challenging. In this paper, following the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” specified in the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, we develop an optimal pollution control model based on a dynamic system for both developing and developed countries. We analyze how different perspectives of the developing and developed countries affect their investments in pollution control and how to determine their responsibilities based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. Our aim is to obtain a stable equilibrium mechanism to maximize the social welfare between the developing and developed countries and explore the optimal pollution control and economic growth path. Our results show that it is optimal for the developed countries to help developing countries with pollution control in their initial stage of economic growth. Once the developing countries reach a certain economic development level, they can contribute more to pollution control, while the developed countries can reduce their environmental investment. We show that by following this optimal path, the developing and developed countries can effectively control environment pollution without significant loss of social welfare. View Full-Text
Keywords: environment protection; economic growth; greenhouse gas emissions; game theory environment protection; economic growth; greenhouse gas emissions; game theory
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Liu, L.; Zhu, J.; Zhang, Y.; Chen, X. An Optimal Pollution Control Model for Environmental Protection Cooperation between Developing and Developed Countries. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3868. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113868

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Liu L, Zhu J, Zhang Y, Chen X. An Optimal Pollution Control Model for Environmental Protection Cooperation between Developing and Developed Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):3868. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113868

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Liu, Liyuan, Jing Zhu, Yibin Zhang, and Xiding Chen. 2020. "An Optimal Pollution Control Model for Environmental Protection Cooperation between Developing and Developed Countries" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 3868. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113868

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