Exploring EKC, trends of growth patterns and air pollutants concentration level in Malaysia: A Nemerow Index Approach
Nov 14, 2013
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Publisher: IOP Publishing
The present study examines an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis by analyzing annual data of air pollutants concentartion and per capita GDP as economic indicator over the (1996-2010) period in Malaysia. Nemerow Index Approach (I) used to generate a measures of air pollution.The results show that ambient air quality indicators supports the EKC hypothesis which stated that pollution levels increase as a country develops, but begin to decrease as rising incomes pass beyond a turning point. Also, the I result is justifying that most pollutants are showing value less than 1.