Bilateral Cooperation for Transboundary Pollution Problems

  • Toshiyuki FujitaEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 18)


We have modeled pollution abatement games between a developed country and a developing country and examined how the equilibrium changes with international cooperation: financial aid and technological aid. We show that both types of cooperation can increase the total abatement at the equilibrium, and in the technological aid case, both countries abate more than in the base case under certain conditions. These results imply the effectiveness of bilateral cooperative relationships.


  1. Barrett, S. 1994. Self-enforcing international environmental agreements. Oxford Economic Papers 46: 878–894.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Barrett, S. 2001. International cooperation for sale. European Economic Review 45: 1835–1850.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Breton, M., G. Zaccour, and M. Zahaf. 2006. A game-theoretic formulation of joint implementation of environ-mental projects. European Journal of Operational Research 168: 221–239.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Carraro, C., and D. Siniscalco. 1993. Strategies for the international protection of the environment. Journal of Public Economics 52: 309–328.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Diamantoudi, E., and E.S. Sartzetakis. 2006. Stable international environmental agreements: An analytical approach. Journal of Public Economic Theory 8: 247–263.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Hoel, M. 1991. Global environmental problems: The effects of unilateral actions taken by one country. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 20: 55–70.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Hoel, M., and K. Schneider. 1997. Incentives to participate in an international environmental agreement. Environmental and Resource Economics 9: 153–170.Google Scholar
  8. Lange, A., and C. Vogt. 2003. Cooperation in international environmental negotiations due to a preference for equity. Journal of Public Economics 87: 2049–2067.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Matsueda, N., K. Futagami, and A. Shibata. 2006. Environmental transfers against global warming: A credit-based program. International Journal of Environmental Issues 6: 47–72.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Matsueda, N., K. Futagami, and A. Shibata. 2007. Dynamic analyses of international environmental aid. In The mechanism design for protecting the global environment, ed. K. Kiyono, and K. Shinpo, 311–340. Tokyo University Press, Tokyo (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  11. United Nations. 2015. Paris Agreement. Available at UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) website.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

Personalised recommendations