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The Pathway to China’s Carbon Neutrality Based on an Endogenous Technology CGE Model

by 1,2, 1,2, 3,* and 1,2
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School of Economics and Resource Management, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
2
Center for Innovation and Development Studies, Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai 519087, China
3
School of Economics, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100048, China
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Academic Editors: Taoyuan Wei and Qin Zhu
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(10), 6251; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106251
Received: 26 March 2022 / Revised: 17 May 2022 / Accepted: 18 May 2022 / Published: 20 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Managing a Sustainable and Low-Carbon Society)
Global warming resulting from greenhouse gas emissions has been a worldwide issue facing humanity. Simultaneously, governments have the challenging task of striking a judicious balance between increased economic growth and decreased carbon emissions. Based on the energy-environment-economy triple coupling (3E-CGE) model, we endogenously integrate climate-friendly technologies into the model’s analysis framework through logic curves and refine and modify the CGE model’s energy use and carbon emission modules. We conduct a scenario simulation and sensitivity analysis on carbon tax, carbon-trading, and climate-friendly technological progress, respectively. The results reveal that carbon tax and carbon trading contribute to reducing carbon emissions in the short-term but achieving the goals of peak carbon and carbon neutrality will cause the collapse of the economic system. In the long-term, climate-friendly technologies are key to achieving the dual carbon goal; the development of such technologies can also stimulate economic development. The best path for China to achieve its dual carbon goals and economic development in the next 40 years involves effectively combining the carbon tax, carbon trading, and a climate-friendly technological progress. Specifically, China can begin trading carbon in high-emissions industries then impose industry-wide carbon taxes. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon neutral; endogenous technological progress; computable general equilibrium analysis; economic development; carbon tax; carbon trading carbon neutral; endogenous technological progress; computable general equilibrium analysis; economic development; carbon tax; carbon trading
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Liang, S.; Lin, X.; Liu, X.; Pan, H. The Pathway to China’s Carbon Neutrality Based on an Endogenous Technology CGE Model. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6251. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106251

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Liang S, Lin X, Liu X, Pan H. The Pathway to China’s Carbon Neutrality Based on an Endogenous Technology CGE Model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(10):6251. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106251

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Liang, Shuang, Xinyue Lin, Xiaoxue Liu, and Haoran Pan. 2022. "The Pathway to China’s Carbon Neutrality Based on an Endogenous Technology CGE Model" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 10: 6251. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106251

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