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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2023, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2023.050711.

Impact of Low-Carbon Policies on Carbon Emissions—Empirical Evidence from Low-Carbon City Pilot Policy


Wang Xufan, Li Yaning

Corresponding Author:
Li Yaning

School of Management, Beijing Union University, Beijing, China


Pilot policies for low-carbon cities have been in place since 2010, and their effectiveness remains to be seen. Therefore, this paper uses progressive difference-in-difference the urban panel data from 2007 to 2019 as a “Quasi-natural experiment” to evaluate the impact of low-carbon pilot policies on carbon emissions. The results show that low-carbon pilot policies can significantly reduce carbon emissions, and the robustness test is used to ensure the credibility of the results. And according to previous literature, low-carbon pilot policies generally reduce carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency, promoting industrial upgrading and technological innovation. This paper can provide some enlightenment for the study of low-carbon pilot effect.


low-carbon pilot; carbon emissions; difference in difference

Cite This Paper

Wang Xufan, Li Yaning. Impact of Low-Carbon Policies on Carbon Emissions—Empirical Evidence from Low-Carbon City Pilot Policy. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 58-62. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2023.050711.


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