The Impact of Carbon Emission (co2) on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Salum Bakari Khamis & Fuzhong Chen
The main aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions on the economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The paper employed Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) to examine the relationships between CO2 and economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa. The study used panel data from 1981 to 2020 that was extracted from World Bank database for 45 countries in SSA. The study findings indicate that CO2 significantly impacts the economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, the study shows that foreign direct investment (FDI), Gross Fixed Capital Formulation (GFCF), Unemployment (UMP), and Official development assistance (ODA) have a significant impact on economic growth of SSA. Based on the findings, it is suggested that despite the fact CO2 have mixed findings in previous literature, this study adds new insight into that CO2 was found to positively influence economic growth of SSA.
Keywords: CO2, Economic growth, sub-Saharan Africa, FDI, Emerging market, Greenhouse gas.
|Title:||The Impact of Carbon Emission (co2) on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa|
|Author:||Salum Bakari Khamis & Fuzhong Chen|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Issue publication (Year):||2022|
|Date of Publication:||25/07/2022|
|Paper Type:||Research paper|
Cite This Article:
Salum Bakari Khamis & Fuzhong Chen (2022). The Impact of Carbon Emission (co2) on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Science and Business, 15(1), 19-27. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.6901564
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About Author (s)
Salum Bakar Khamis (corresponding author), PhD student at School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.
Prof. Fuzhong Chen, School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.