Incorporating forests, agriculture, and energy consumption in the framework of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: a dynamic panel data approach

Parajuli, Rajan and Joshi, Omkar and Maraseni, Tek (2019) Incorporating forests, agriculture, and energy consumption in the framework of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: a dynamic panel data approach. Sustainability, 11 (2688). pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Based on country-specific panel data from 1990–2014 for 86 different countries, we quantify the effects of forests and agricultural land in CO2 emissions, using the framework of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). The results from the dynamic panel data method reveal that forests are an important determinant in reducing CO2 emissions globally, but the effects vary by region. All else constant, we estimate a 0.11% decline in CO2 emissions per 1% increase in the forest area globally. However, the agricultural sector is found to be a true CO2 emitter. Our study provides additional empirical evidence for the roles of forests in regulating atmospheric CO2, further reinforcing the importance of forests in global climate change policies.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution license 4.0.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 04:32
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic panel data model; Environmental Kuznets Curve; CO2 emissions; economic growth; endogeneity
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/su11092688
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36526

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