Entry Point for China’s Climate Policy
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- Carbon pricing; China; Poverty; Redistributing carbon revenues; Climate policy
China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and one of the countries confronting global warming problems, such as air pollution and water shortage. Carbon taxing is a fee levied on companies that burn coal, oil or gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of this study is to figure out the impact of the carbon tax on China. The carbon tax is not completely beneficial to China, and there are still some disadvantages to the carbon tax. Among them, the increase in energy prices is a challenge and a heavy burden for some households in China. This article continues the previous study by using CEEPA to simulate China’s carbon tax to study how a carbon tax can alleviate carbon dioxide and how it affects the development of reducing the gap between urban and rural areas and improving people’s living standards. This article used the SWOT model predicting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the carbon tax in China in aspects of macroeconomics, social welfare and global climate change. The article also discussed the current climate policy related to carbon emissions implemented by the Chinese government. Through a combination of CEEPA and SWOT research, it is known that a carbon tax will not have a positive impact on China. The carbon tax will increase the gap between the rich and the poor in China and cause an increase in commodity prices. Therefore, this article recommends that China abolish the carbon tax to avoid widening the gap between China’s rich and the poor.
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TY - CONF AU - Yunchen Li AU - Zhongyue Li AU - Jianing Zhou PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/15 TI - Entry Point for China’s Climate Policy BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 25 EP - 32 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.005 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211209.005 ID - Li2021 ER -