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Blessing or Curse? The Impact of Digital Technologies on Carbon Efficiency in the Agricultural Sector of China

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Zhu, Y, XY Wang, and G Zheng. 2023. “Blessing or Curse? The Impact of Digital Technologies on Carbon Efficiency in the Agricultural Sector of China.” SUSTAINABILITY 15 (21). https://doi.org/10.3390/su152115613.

Digital technology can be used to adjust the structure of energy production, promote the development of new agricultural production technologies, and reduce carbon emissions. With the increasing integration of digital technology in various fields, rural development is also entering a critical period of digital transformation. Therefore, this paper uses digital technology and agricultural carbon emission intensity as research objects. We use panel data from 2011 to 2019. We first measure and analyse the level of digital technology development in China. This article empirically tests the impact between digital technology and the intensity of agricultural carbon emissions. Digital technology can be used to significantly suppress the intensity of agricultural carbon emissions. The suppressive effect is more significant in the western region of China than in the central and eastern regions.

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