Climate change poses an urgent threat, necessitating the implementation of measures to actively reduce carbon emissions. The development of effective carbon emission reduction policies requires accurate estimation of the costs involved. In situations where actual prices of commodities are not available in the market, shadow pricing provides a useful method to calculate relative prices between commodities with and without price information. However, most studies focus on the industry, with
few contributions on agricultural sector. This paper estimates the shadow price of carbon emissions in the agricultural sector from a provincial perspective, incorporating the impact of livestock into the calculation of carbon emissions and shadow pricing. Our findings indicate that ignoring livestock may overestimate CSP values. On the whole, the level of carbon shadow price is rising, indicating good green development in China’s agricultural sector. The two types of convergence results show that there is sigma convergence and beta convergence in the western and central regions, demonstrating a significant improvement in environmental performance.
Zhang, Y.; Zhuo, J.; Baležentis, T.; Shen, Z. 2024. Measuring the carbon shadow price of agricultural production: a regional‑level nonparametric approach. Environmental science and pollution research : Springer. ISSN 0944-1344. eISSN 1614-7499. p. 1–12. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-024-32274-5. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)].