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International Ecological Footprint Inequality: A Methodological Review and Some Results

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    Identifier: PC:1180
  • Authors:

    Juan Antonio Duro
    Jordi Teixidó-Figueras
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Juan Antonio Duro Jordi Teixidó-Figueras
    Department: Economia
    URV's Author/s: Teixidó-Figueras, Jordi Josep Duro Moreno, Juan Antonio
    Keywords: Inequality measurement Inequality decomposition Ecological footprint economia ambiental
    Abstract: Scarcities of environmental services are no longer merely a remote hypothesis. Consequently, analysis of their inequalities between nations becomes of paramount importance for the achievement of sustainability. This paper aims, on the one hand, at revising methodological aspects of the inequality measurement of certain environmental data and, on the other, at extending the scarce empirical evidence relating to the international distribution of Ecological Footprint (EF). Most of the techniques currently important in the literature are revised and then tested on EF data with interesting results. We consider the underlying properties of different inequality indices. Those indices which fit best with environmental inequality measurements are CV2 and GE(2) because of their neutrality property. Subgroup and Source decompositions are also discussed from a methodological perspective. Empirically, this paper contributes to the environmental inequality measurement of EF: this inequality has been quite stable. Subgroup decomposition by using exogenous country groups (World Bank classification) conclude that between group inequality explains almost the totality of international EF-inequality. Source decomposition warns of the dangers of confining CO2 emissions reduction to crop-based energies because of the implications for basic needs satisfaction. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
    Research group: Grup de Recerca d'Indústria i Territori
    Thematic Areas: Economics and business Economía y empresa Economia i empresa
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    ISSN: 0924-6460
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-1106-5251 0000-0002-2530-388X
    Record's date: 2015-05-11
    Last page: 631
    Journal volume: 60
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion
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    Article's DOI: 10.1007/s10640-014-9784-x
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2015
    First page: 607
    Publication Type: Article Artículo Article
  • Keywords:

    Medi ambient indicadors
    Desenvolupament sostenible
    Inequality measurement
    Inequality decomposition
    Ecological footprint
    economia ambiental
    Economics and business
    Economía y empresa
    Economia i empresa
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