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What is the Impact of Fiscal Technology Expenditure on Carbon Emission Reduction? Evidence from Guangdong Province in China

Zhang Xinqi * 1 , Ye Yanxia 2 , Wang RongSheng 3
1 Jinan University
2 Jinan University
3 Jinan University

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Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 67, 50-61
Published 05 January 2024. © 05 January 2024 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Zhang Xinqi, Ye Yanxia, Wang RongSheng. What is the Impact of Fiscal Technology Expenditure on Carbon Emission Reduction? Evidence from Guangdong Province in China. AEMPS (2024) Vol. 67: 50-61. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/67/20241263.

Abstract

China has put forward the strategic goal of striving to achieve peak carbon by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, and reducing carbon emission intensity is a top priority. This paper analyses the impact of local government fiscal science and technology expenditures on carbon emission intensity based on a fixed panel regression model using panel data of 21 cities in Guangdong Province from 2000 to 2019, and draws the following main conclusions: (1) Higher fiscal science and technology expenditures significantly promote the reduction of carbon emission intensity. Specifically, for every 1% increase in expenditures, the carbon emission intensity decreases by 0.221%; (2) The mechanism includes promoting the level of green innovation and promoting the level of new and high technology. Therefore, local governments should pay attention to the role of environment-friendly science and technology innovation on low-carbon development, help glow-carbon research and application transformation, strengthen the regulation of heavy polluting enterprises, and guide the capital to green industries, so as to embark a new road of high-quality economic development and carbon reduction.

Keywords

carbon emission intensity, financial science and technology expenditure, green innovation, mechanism analysis, high tech development

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Business and Policy Studies
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-265-7
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-266-4
Published Date
05 January 2024
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/67/20241263
Copyright
05 January 2024
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