Deforestation, Sectoral Co2 Emissions and Environmental Pollution Nexus: Evidence from Nigeria


Published: 2022-03-14

Page: 161-181

Kabiru Saidu Musa *

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bauchi State University Gadau, Yuli Campus, Bauchi State, Nigeria and Small and Medium Enterprises Directorates, Bank of Industry Gombe State Branch, Gombe State, Nigeria.

Rabiu Maijama’a

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC Retail Ltd, NNPC Towers, Central Business District, P. M. B. 190, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.

Muktari Yakubu

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bauchi State University Gadau, Yuli Campus, Bauchi State, Nigeria and Bauchi State Ministry of Education, Bauchi, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The main aim of this paper is to examine the impact of deforestation and sectoral CO2 emissions on environmental pollution in Nigeria using an autoregressive distributed lag covering 1970-2016 periods. Economic growth was utilized as a control series. The long-run result revealed that the estimated values of transport sector CO2 emissions, power sector CO2 emissions and deforestation have significant positive sign with environmental pollution. This implies that transport sector CO2 emissions, power sector CO2 emissions and deforestation causes increase in environmental pollution and reduces environmental quality. On the other hand, long-run outcome for economic growth is statistically significant in influencing environmental pollution. Also, all the short-run parameters were in line with their long-run coefficients.

Keywords: Deforestation, Sectoral CO2 emission, environmental pollution, ARDL approach, Granger Causality Test

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Musa, K. S., Maijama’a, R., & Yakubu, M. (2022). Deforestation, Sectoral Co2 Emissions and Environmental Pollution Nexus: Evidence from Nigeria. Asian Research Journal of Current Science, 4(1), 161–181. Retrieved from


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