Does renewable energy electricity and economic complexity index help to achieve carbon neutrality target of top exporting countries?

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Keywords Carbon neutrality; Consumption-based emissions; Green products Highlights * This evaluate the role of renewable electricity and economic complexity index. * The study uses data from 1990 to 2019 for top exporting economies. * The study uses robust panel econometric methods. * GDP, Imports and economic complexity index increase consumption-based emissions. * Exports and renewable energy electricity help to achieve carbon neutrality target. Abstract Despite extensive studies into international trade and CO.sub.2 pollution, a panel of only top exporting economies was not considered. As the current research is an endeavor to address the gap by exploring the impact of economic complexity index (ECI) and renewable energy electricity (RELC) on consumption-based carbon emissions (CCO.sub.2) in the presences of exports, imports, and gross domestic product (GDP) in the top exporting countries from 1990 to 2019. The results confirm a relationship between consumption-based carbon emissions, economic complexity index, renewable energy electricity, exports, imports, and economic growth in both the short-run and long run. Empirical evidence for cross-sectional auto-regressive distributed lags (CS-ARDL) estimates, confirms that economic complexity index imports and GDP are positively associated and have significant adverse short-run and long-run impacts on consumption-based carbon emission. Whereas, export and renewable energy electricity significantly reduce carbon emissions. To achieve carbon neutrality target, policymakers should make economic complexity reforms, import green products, and promote investments in sustainable sources. Author Affiliation: (a) Business School, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China (b) Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218, USA (c) School of Business, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China (d) Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Cyprus International University, Mersin 10, Haspolat, 99040, Turkey * Corresponding author. Article History: Received 20 March 2021; Revised 19 July 2021; Accepted 23 July 2021 Byline: Hai-Shi Li [lihaishi@bnu.edu.cn] (a), Yao-Chen Geng [ygeng14@jh.edu] (b,*), Riazullah Shinwari [riazullah_shinwari@cug.edu.cn] (c), Wang Yangjie [yangjie.wang@csu.edu.cn] (c), Husam Rjoub [hrjoub@ciu.edu.tr] (d)

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