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ICT, Openness and CO2 emissions in Africa

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No 17/055, Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. from African Governance and Development Institute.

Abstract: This study investigates how information and communication technology (ICT) complements globalisation in order to influence CO2 emissions in 44 Sub-Saharan African countries over the period 2000-2012. ICT is measured with internet penetration and mobile phone penetration whereas globalisation is designated in terms of trade and financial openness. The empirical evidence is based on the Generalised Method of Moments. The findings broadly show that ICT can be employed to dampen the potentially negative effect of globalisation on environmental degradation like CO2 emissions. Practical, policy and theoretical implications are discussed.

Keywords: CO2 emissions; ICT; Economic development; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C52 O38 O40 O55 P37 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-05
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Forthcoming: Environmental Science and Pollution Research

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