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Measuring the Changes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Caused by the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Title: Measuring the Changes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Caused by the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Authors: Akahori, Hirokazu Browse this author
Sawauchi, Daisuke Browse this author
Yamamoto, Yasutaka Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Trans-Pacific Partnership
greenhouse gas
Global Trade Analysis Project
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: MDPI
Journal Title: Sustainability
Volume: 9
Issue: 5
Start Page: 715
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su9050715
Abstract: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the proposed mega-free trade agreements. While several previous studies have measured the economic impact of the trade liberalization resulting from the TPP, the TPP may have not only a very large economic impact, but also a significant environmental impact, such as changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate over TPP and GHG emissions by asking the following question: Will the TPP increase or decrease GHG emissions? We estimate the potential impact on GHG emissions changes caused by the TPP using the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model, and the GTAP CO2 and non-CO2 emissions databases. Our results suggest that the TPP is likely to increase the total amount of GHG emissions in the 12 TPP member countries, as well as global emissions. The main reason for increasing TPP member and global GHG emissions is non-CO2 emissions growth in Australia and the US.
Rights: © 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (
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