Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Economy(UPRE 2022)

The Impact of China’s Low-Carbon City Pilot Policy on Reduction of Carbon Emissions

Estimation and Analysis Based on Panel Data of 275 Cities

Authors
Yichen Shi1, *, Taizhe Huang2
1Fudan University
2Fudan University
*Yichen Shi. Email: yichenshi512@outlook.com
Corresponding Author
Yichen Shi
Available Online 16 May 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220502.094How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Low-Carbon City Pilot Policy; Carbon Emission; Emission Peak; DID
Abstract

Are rigid constraints are necessary to meet carbon reduction targets? The study used data from 275 prefecture-level cities in China from 2006 to 2016 to establish a two-way fixed-effect DID model that passed the parallel trend test, heterogeneity analysis, and robustness test to investigate the impact of a typical weak incentive policy, China’s low-carbon city pilot policies implemented in 2010 and 2012. This method assesses the pilot policy’s effectiveness as well as any interfering elements. First, a national low-carbon policy can dramatically reduce carbon emissions, according to the study. Second, the pilot batch and pilot scope result in heterogeneity in implementation effect. Last, by adding the quadratic term into the model, Gdp and second industrial output indicate an “inverted U-shaped” relationship with carbon emission, which verified the “Environmental Kuznets Curve(EKC)”.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Economy(UPRE 2022)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
16 May 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-578-7
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220502.094How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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