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The impact of economic development on environmental sustainability

Duasa, Jarita (2009) The impact of economic development on environmental sustainability. In: Proceedings of the Seminar on Research Findings 2008. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 227-235. ISBN 9789833855780

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Abstract

The study attempts to analyze the impact of income level, population growth on sustainable development indicators of 39 Muslim countries of the world. For this purpose, a GMM (Generalised Method of Moments) method of estimation is used to observe the impact based on cross-sectional data. The results indicate that the middle/higher income countries have less problem of air quality compared to low income countries which is at the higher process of industrialization. This is consistent with hypothesized relationship of environment Kuznets curve. It is also found that less population growth and low income countries contribute to better biodiversity or less percentage of counrty's territory in threatened ecoregions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3479/7057
Uncontrolled Keywords: economy, development, environmental sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Sakinah Kamaludin
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 12:13
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 12:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7057

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