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Green Growth Pathways for Saudi Arabia
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Green Growth Pathways for Saudi Arabia

Green growth emphasizes that positive environmental outcomes can be consistent with economic prosperity and that greater social wellbeing can be achieved through ‘less use, more value’ policies.

April 6, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s 2018 CO2 Emissions Fall Faster Than Expected
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Saudi Arabia’s 2018 CO2 Emissions Fall Faster Than Expected

Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Thamir Alshehri

The Instant Insight published on December 03, 2019 (KS–2019-II16) was based on data downloaded from the following sources: Enerdata Global Energy & CO2 Database (www.enerdata.net), 9 September, 2019 Enerdata EnerDemand Database (www.enerdata.net), 9 September, 2019 Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI),…

Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
January 21, 2020
What is Behind the Recent Fall in Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions?
Climate Change Policies and Governance

What is Behind the Recent Fall in Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions?

Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Thamir Alshehri

The International Energy Agency has recently released data showing that in 2018 Saudi Arabia’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by 15 million tonnes of CO2 (MtCO2), or 2.7%, from 577 MtCO2 to 562 MtCO2. This is significant as it is…

Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
December 4, 2019
A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era
Climate Change Policies and Governance

A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era

Wolfgang Heidug, Paul Zakkour

The Paris Agreement committed ratifying Parties to hold the increase in the global average temperature to much less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. The Agreement also committed Parties to achieving…

Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
Paul Zakkour Zakkour, Paul
April 7, 2019
Policy Pathways to Meet Saudi Arabia’s Contribution to the Paris Agreement
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Policy Pathways to Meet Saudi Arabia’s Contribution to the Paris Agreement

David Wogan, Elizabeth Carey, Douglas Cooke

The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change fundamentally altered the nature of global climate governance by introducing a new framework based on a bottom-up system of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). As a signatory Party to the Agreement, the Kingdom of…

David Wogan Wogan, David
Elizabeth Carey Carey, Elizabeth
Douglas Cooke Cooke, Douglas
February 27, 2019
The impact of economic growth on CO2 emissions in Azerbaijan

The impact of economic growth on CO2 emissions in Azerbaijan

Journal of Cleaner Production

This paper investigates the relationship between the economic growth and CO2 emissions in Azerbaijan. A cointegration analysis is conducted over the period 1992–2013. For getting more robust results, Johansen, ARDLBT, DOLS, FMOLS and CCR methods are employed to explore cointegration…

Jeyhun Mikayilov, Marzio Galeotti, Fakhri Hasanov

2018
Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia

In 2016, policymakers in Saudi Arabia increased domestic transportation fuel prices, which are expected to approach market levels in the near future. Current low crude oil prices offer an excellent opportunity for policymakers to deregulate the passenger transportation sector without…

July 9, 2017
Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?

Jorge Blazquez

The ambitious environmental objectives of the Paris Agreement imply that, in order to curb carbon emissions, all cost-effective policy options should be considered. These options include carbon taxes, probably the most popular fiscal tool for curbing emissions, and various other…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
June 15, 2017
KAPSARC vehicle fleet model: Cost of electrification
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

KAPSARC vehicle fleet model: Cost of electrification

This paper discusses the model we have developed at KAPSARC for estimating the relative costs of passenger car fleets containing low-emission vehicles of different types, particularly with emphasis on electric vehicles. The main purpose of the model is to enable…

February 28, 2017
Fossil fuel price shocks and CO2 emissions: The case of Spain

Fossil fuel price shocks and CO2 emissions: The case of Spain

Energy Journal

This paper focuses on the impact of oil, natural gas and coal price shocks on the Spanish business cycle from 1969 to 2013. It uses Bayesian procedures to estimate a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model for a small open…

Jorge Blazquez, Jose Maria Martin-Moreno

2017
Coal: Modeling a complex fuel source

Coal: Modeling a complex fuel source

Coal represented 30% of worldwide primary energy consumption in 2013 and would become the most consumed fuel through 2040, under the International Energy Agency (IEA) Current Policies Scenario. However, even in countries with policies designed to curb its supply and…

February 6, 2015
China’s Sustainable Fuel Strategies
Regional Energy Markets

China’s Sustainable Fuel Strategies

KAPSARC’s China Research Project is investigating the policy-economic nexus that underpins the growth and evolution of China’s energy economy. This workshop investigated one of the major emerging trends of China’s energy transformation: the development of sustainable fuel use.

January 24, 2015