Optimal production resource reallocation for CO2 emissions reduction in manufacturing sectors

Fujii, Hidemichi & Managi, Shunsuke (2015) Optimal production resource reallocation for CO2 emissions reduction in manufacturing sectors. Global Environmental Change, 35, pp. 505-513.

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Abstract

To mitigate the effects of climate change, countries worldwide are advancing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper proposes and measures optimal production resource reallocation using data envelopment analysis. This research attempts to clarify the effect of optimal production resource reallocation on CO2 emissions reduction, focusing on regional and industrial characteristics. We use finance, energy, and CO2 emissions data from 13 industrial sectors in 39 countries from 1995 to 2009. The resulting emissions reduction potential is 2.54 Gt-CO2 in the year 2009, with former communist countries having the largest potential to reduce CO2 emissions in the manufacturing sectors. In particular, basic material industry including chemical and steel sectors has a lot of potential to reduce CO2 emissions.

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ID Code: 95232
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Resource reallocation, CO2 emissions, Data envelopment analysis, Manufacturing sector
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.06.005
ISSN: 0959-3780
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2016 00:06
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 23:52

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