Climate Change Research ›› 2016, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (4): 332-340.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2015.219

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The Impact of the Internal Industrial Structure Evolution: the Analysis Based on the Panel Data from Main Members of OECD

Yuan Yuan1, Li Guoping2   

  1. 1 School of Humanities, Economics and Laws, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China; 
    2 School of Government, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2015-12-11 Revised:2016-01-18 Online:2016-07-30 Published:2016-07-30


Global warming caused by human activities has become a significant threat to the safety of living conditions. Economic structural feature has been proved to be key influencing factor on greenhouse gas. In order to explore more information, the internal structure of manufacturing sector and service sector are selected as the main impacting factors on carbon emissions. Based on the data from the major members of OECD countries, we conducted an econometric analysis on the carbon emissions controlled by the upgrading of internal structures of manufacturing and service. The main conclusions are as followed: first, the internal structure is much more informative than the traditional economic structure, and is able to provide a better standard to determine the specific period of regional development; second, the carbon emission peak would lag to the peak of regional industrialization; third, the trend of carbon emissions caused by human activities through the economic developing shows an inverted-U curve, which is an objective and inherent changing law. Therefore, countries that have not reached the top of industrialization have reasons to strive for a higher carbon quota; meanwhile, every region should promote the carbon mitigation through the upgrading of the internal industrial structures.

Key words: internal structure, carbon emission, manufacturing, service, OECD, FGLS

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