Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability in Thailand

Suad Abubakar Hassan


In this study we aim to study the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability in Thailand with observations of variables extending a decade between 2000-2010 in this study we’ll look into the long run relationship between economic growth and environment. In the literature the question of how economic activities effect environment have been studied from many angles, but the results are different simply due to scholar’s diverse measures of impact on nature.The main contribution of this study adding to the comparison between pollution measures and eco-efficiency measures, The study has revealed that while GDP per capita have positive relationship with improving water quality availability and biodiversity in terms of national reserved areas, it also has positive relationship with forest depilation which stands for Product of net resource rents, and excess of round wood harvest over natural growth

Keywords: Economic growth, Environmental sustainability, EKC curve in Thailand

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/10-16-05

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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