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The Value of Supply Chains and the Cost of Carbon Emissions in China

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Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:00

Monday, February 27, 2017. 4:00 PM. The Value of Supply Chains and the Cost of Carbon Emissions in China. Bo Meng, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO.  Sponsored by Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. 


China has a complex web of global supply chains that enable its production and domestic investments. Greenhouse gas emissions are tied to these supply chains. As part of its effort to green its economy, China’s government needs to know how its position in global supply chains affects carbon emissions, which have global consequences. That is, while the China’s central government is enhancing environmental regulations and policies that affect climate change and economic performance from a domestic perspective, it should also be concerned with how its trade policies influence global climate concerns as well as domestic economic performance. To date, it has ignored this perspective.

Using at set of input-output tables for many countries, I will identify 1) the sort of actions should be taken to retard carbon emissions in China and other developing countries to achieve goals of the Paris Accord; 2) how developing countries might better identify and monitor their progress in curbing their contributions to global carbon emissions; 3) that micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises now need to take the reins if China is to reduce it carbon emissions further.

Location  Room 261, 33 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901