Title: On the increase of social capital in degrowth economy
Authors: ANDREONI ValeriaGALMARINI Stefano
Publisher: ELSEVIER BV
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC76403
ISSN: 1877-0428
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042813002929
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.006
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Decomposition analysis is used to assess the progress in decoupling Italian economic growth from CO2 emissions. Using the method developed by Sun (1998) [1], the main factors that influence the changes in energy-related CO2 emissions are analysed. The study refers to the period 1998-2006, split into two time intervals (1998-2002 and 2002-2006) and considers four explanatory factors: CO2 intensity, energy intensity, structural changes and economic activity. The importance of sectoral dimension is taken into account by dividing the Italian economy into five main sectors: the agricultural; the industrial; the electricity and heat production, water and gas; the transport and the services sectors. An industrial sub-sector decomposition analysis is also performed by considering six industrial branches. It is found that, during the period considered, the Italian economy did not perform absolute decoupling in terms of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions and that economic growth and energy intensity are the largest contributors to CO2 emissions increase.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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