Economic structure, export specialization and greenhouse gas emissions in Latin America

Blanca B. Del-Toro-Rodríguez, Camila Jimenez-Jaime, Melanny Hernandez-Garcia, Paola M. Obregon-de-la-Garza, Carlos A. Carrasco*

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Abstract

Industrial societies have significantly increased greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in higher average temperatures compared to pre-industrial levels. This has disrupted the socio-environmental balance and led to more frequent extreme climatic events. In response, several organizations have developed strategies that prioritize reducing the environmental impact of human activities. Achieving this goal requires a thorough understanding of the relationship between economic structures and pollutant emissions to elaborate industrial policies that promote a transition to a greener economy. This study focuses on Latin America, a region highly vulnerable to climate change due to its geographical characteristics and reliance on primary sector activities and tourism. Our analysis underscores the necessity of identifying factors that jeopardize socio-environmental sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalEconomia e Políticas Públicas
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2024

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