The Impact of Deforestation on CO2 Emissions: Evidence from WAEMU
Badoubatoba Mathieu DISSANI, Kossi AYENAGBO & Kodjo N’SOUVI
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.
|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|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Date of Publication:||21/03/2021|
|Paper Type:||Research Paper|
Cite This Article:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.