The Pros And Cons Of Environmental Protection

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The main argument of EKC is that environmental protection is luxury. Poor nations are less to protect the environment because they dealing with prosperous and existence. At the beginning, these nations experienced rapid growth that is come on the expense of the environment. When the nations become richer they have more abilities and possibilities to invest in environmental protection technologies, and the citizens which demands regulation since they have more knowledge on the pollution's impacts on their lives. The ecological economist, Tim Jackson, criticize in his book "Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet" the green growth by using I=PAT equation. A criticism that is also relevant to EKC. Jackson claim that it is possible…show more content…
The problem is to have total reduction in the environmental influence, also it is necessary that all the component in the PAT equation will be reduce. If P and A are increasing, the reduction in T will be sufficient enough to neutralize this growth. Economic growth can influence not only on technology (that Kuznets curve based on) but also on the growth per capita and population size. The economic growth of a country enables buying as well produce more food, which enables to increase the population growth. During the centuries from the Industrialize Revolution there the population size among the industrialized countries has ascended. Therefore, it is possible to restrict the argument of the EKC to more careful argument. If the population component does not exceed quickly, and if the T component decreased, these two components may be able to offset the increase in environmental influence due to an increase in the consumption of goods and services per capita, and lead to a recession in the environmental influence or even to its decline. However, if components A and P continue to rise at a steady rate, the less likely that a change in T will be strong enough to make a
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