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The Impact of Deforestation on CO2 Emissions: Evidence from WAEMU Badoubatoba Mathieu DISSANI, Kossi AYENAGBO & Kodjo N’SOUVI

The Impact of Deforestation on CO2 Emissions: Evidence from WAEMU

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Badoubatoba Mathieu DISSANI, Kossi AYENAGBO & Kodjo N’SOUVI

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The objective of this research is to study the determinants and effects of deforestation in the WAEMU countries.  On the basis of panel data covering the 8 WAEMU countries from 2000 to 2014 and with a fixed-effect regression with correction for heteroskedasticity, we come to the conclusion that the gross domestic product per capita contributes in the short term to the increase.  deforestation but a long-term decrease in deforestation is possible because there is an inverted U-shaped relationship between these two variables. Population density and respect for the rule of law are determinants of deforestation in the WAEMU zone.  In addition, deforestation contributes positively to CO2 emissions in WAEMU.  In view of these results, in terms of energy use, the State must favor energies based on renewable energies more than fossil energies which are more polluting; encourage reforestation initiatives.  Improving the quality of institutions through the establishment of a framework promoting respect for the rule of law will be an asset in the fight against deforestation in WAEMU.

 Keywords: Deforestation, CO2 emissions, Gross domestic product per capita, CKE, quality of Institutions, WAEMU.

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Title: The Impact of Deforestation on CO2 Emissions: Evidence from WAEMU
Author: Badoubatoba Mathieu DISSANI, Kossi AYENAGBO & Kodjo N’SOUVI
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
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ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4625558
Media: Online
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 18/03/2021
Date of Publication: 21/03/2021
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/727.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 75-87
First Page: 75
Last Page: 87
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Badoubatoba Mathieu DISSANI, Kossi AYENAGBO &  Kodjo N’SOUVI (2021). The Impact of Deforestation on CO2 Emissions: Evidence from WAEMU. International Journal of Science and Business, 5(5), 75-87. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4625558

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About Author (s)

Badoubatoba Mathieu DISSANI (corresponding author), School of Economics, Capital University of Economics and Business, China, 100026. Email: mathsondis@gmail.com

Kossi AYENAGBO, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Kara, Togo.

Kodjo N’SOUVI, College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Ocean University, 201306,Shanghai, P.R. China.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4625558