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The atmospheric emissions in Spain: a regional analysis

X. Guntín‐Araujo (Departamento de Métodos Cuantitativos para a Economía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
M.L. Chas‐Amil (Departamento de Métodos Cuantitativos para a Economía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
M.C. Lorenzo‐Díaz (Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Environmental Management and Health

ISSN: 0956-6163

Article publication date: 1 August 1999

Abstract

The gas emissions towards the atmosphere are one of the main and most actual environmental problems in the world. The effects of greenhouse gas emissions have been studied and treated recently in the Climate Change Conference in Kyoto. In the approved Kyoto Protocol, the European Union will reduce emissions by 8 per cent, the USA by 7 per cent, and Japan by 6 per cent. The data for each country are used to implement policies and make global decisions regarding the level of emissions allowed in the future. For this reason, a study more in depth about the origin and level of emissions from a regional perspective becomes necessary, due to the implications on regional development. The study provides detailed information regarding atmospheric emissions in Spanish regions. Shows that in many cases the atmospheric emissions are not directly related to the economic situations of each region. For this reason, environmental policies should pay attention to the regional differences within a country.

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Guntín‐Araujo, X., Chas‐Amil, M.L. and Lorenzo‐Díaz, M.C. (1999), "The atmospheric emissions in Spain: a regional analysis", Environmental Management and Health, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 155-164. https://doi.org/10.1108/09566169910274997

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