European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Article Name :
Investigating the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) Hypothesis in Nigeria
Author Name :
Nura Sani Yahaya, Mohd Razani B Mohd Jali, Raji Jimoh Olajide
Publisher :
Bridge Center
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Abstract :
This study examined relationship between GDP percapita, GDP square, FDI and Carbon dioxide emissions with emphasis of analyzing the EKC in Nigeria, over the period from 1981- 2014 by employing Autoregreesive Distributed Lag (ARDL) Bound testing technique. The empirical analysis of this study reveals that there is long-run association among the variables, while, the short-run analysis shows that none of the variable is significant in explaining Carbon dioxide emissions. The long-run analysis shows that GDP percapita is positive and significant in determining CO2 emissions, however, square term of GDP reduce CO2 emission. Moreover, the result indicates the presence of EKC hypothesis in Nigeria. Therefore, the study recommends the adoption of advanced environmental policies, such as the green technology policy for better and clean environment in the study area.
Keywords :
CO2 emissions, EKC hypothesis, economic growth, FDI, ARDL

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