by Bettina Kretschmer, Michael Hübler and Peter Nunnenkamp
- Advanced OECD countries are widely held responsible to contain global carbon emissions by providing financial and technical support to developing economies, where emissions are increasing most rapidly. It is open to question, however, whether more generous official development assistance would help fight climate change effectively. Empirical evidence on the effects of foreign aid on energy and emission intensities in recipient countries hardly exists. We contribute to closing this gap by considering energy use and carbon emissions as dependent climate-related variables, and the volume and structure of aid as possible determinants.
Bettina Kretschmer, Michael Hübler and Peter Nunnenkamp (2010). "Does Foreign Aid Reduce Energy and Carbon Intensities in Developing Countries." Kiel Institute Working Paper No. 1598, Feb 2010.