Sustainable development and industrial development: Manufacturing environmental performance, technology and consumption/production perspectives

M. Mazzanti, F. Nicolli, G. Marin & M. Gilli


The aim of this paper is to analyse the environmental performances of manufacturing sectors and their main drivers, (economic factors, technology, trade). We analyse the dynamic development of environmental performances, in absolute terms and in 'productivity' terms, through both decomposition and econometric analyses. The analysis aims to highlight differences over time, across geographical areas, by country income categories and by sector technological classes. Strong emphasis is assigned to the comparison of consumption and production perspectives.

Keywords: Environmental Performance, Sustainability, Consumption and Production perspective

JEL Classification: E21, O11, Q56

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