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dc.contributor.authorKoengkan, Matheus-
dc.contributor.authorFuinhas, José Alberto-
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Nuno-
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-07T11:04:49Z-
dc.date.available2021-05-07T11:04:49Z-
dc.date.issued2021-01-
dc.identifier.issn0944-1344pt
dc.identifier.issn1614-7499pt
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/94905-
dc.description.abstractThe impact of renewable energy consumption on reducing the outdoor air pollution death rate, in nineteen Latin America & the Caribbean countries, from 1990 to 2016, using the econometric technique of quantile regression for panel data, was researched. Results show that economic growth and fossil fuel consumption are positively related to CO2 emissions, while renewable energy consumption bears a negative relationship with it. Furthermore, fossil fuel consumption has a positive impact on the mortality rate and economic growth a negative one. The negative effect of renewable energy consumption on the mortality rate is only observable on the right tail of its distribution. The modelisation reveals two ways in which the consumption of renewable energy can reduce the outdoor air pollution death rates: (i) directly, by increasing renewable energies, and (i) indirectly because the increase in the consumption of renewable energies implies a decrease in the consumption of energy from fossil fuels. The phenomenon of increasing urbanisation is a point where the action of public policymakers is decisive for the reduction of outdoor air pollution death rates. Here, the question is not to reduce the level of urbanisation but to act on the "quality" of urbanisation, to make cities healthier. The research concludes that public policymakers must focus on intensifying the transition from fossil to renewable energies and improving the quality of cities.pt
dc.language.isoengpt
dc.relationFCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., Project UIDB/05037/2020pt
dc.rightsembargoedAccesspt
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt
dc.subjectEconometrics; Environmental economics; Health economics; Macroeconomics; Pollution; Renewable energypt
dc.subject.meshCaribbean Regionpt
dc.subject.meshEconomic Developmentpt
dc.subject.meshLatin Americapt
dc.subject.meshRenewable Energypt
dc.subject.meshAir Pollutionpt
dc.subject.meshCarbon Dioxidept
dc.titleExploring the capacity of renewable energy consumption to reduce outdoor air pollution death rate in Latin America and the Caribbean regionpt
dc.typearticle-
degois.publication.firstPage1656-1674pt
degois.publication.lastPage1674pt
degois.publication.issue2pt
degois.publication.titleEnvironmental Science and Pollution Researchpt
dc.peerreviewedyespt
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11356-020-10503-xpt
degois.publication.volume28pt
dc.date.embargo2022-01-01*
uc.date.periodoEmbargo365pt
item.fulltextCom Texto completo-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.grantfulltextembargo_20220101-
crisitem.author.deptFaculty of Economics-
crisitem.author.researchunitCeBER – Centre for Business and Economics Research-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-5687-3818-
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