Cargo transportation distance and carbon emissions on global value chains

  • 白 和臻

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


In recent years due to the significant reduction of trade barriers it has promoted the development of global value chains However with the deepening of the global division of production the distance of value chains before reaching the final consumer is getting longer and longer and carbon emissions on value chains would cause external effect on environment Therefore this research uses the input-output method to calculate the participation indexes length and carbon emissions of global value chains of 26 industry sectors in 190 countries in 2015 and explores the relationships between the three The results show that they are not related that is a country may have sacrificed the environment without bringing corresponding economic development or a country has not caused serious damage to the environment but is still closely connected with the operation of the global value chain In addition this research proposes the perspective of emission intensity and helps countries and enterprises to formulate improvement strategies that take into account the economy and the environment
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPei-Chun Lin (Supervisor)

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