International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 3 2012           Pages:1670- 1674

Decoupling and Environmental Kuznets Curve for Municipal Solid Waste Generation: Evidence from India

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Anupam Khajuria, Takanori Matsui, Takashi Machimura -Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

Tohru Morioka - Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

Discussion during the recent years on the dissociation of the positive relationship between economic growth and resource utilization is called Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). Environmental Kuznets Curve is a hypothetical relationship between various indicators of environmental degradation and income per capita. Economic conditions may have a very important role in determining the emergence of the downward sloping part of the EKC. This implies that the environmental impact indicator is an inverted U-shape with respect to income per capita. In developing countries, the Burden and seriousness of environmental problems are no longer in no doubt. The aim of this paper is to investigate the empirical evidence of de-linking of economic growth and municipal solid waste generation from the data of continuous years of developing countries such as India..

Keywords : Economic growth, Municipal solid waste, Environmental Kuznets Curve, De-linking.

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030051

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