Exploring the Relationship between Islamic Financial Development, Energy Consumption, and Environmental Quality

Authors

  • Muhamad Abduh UBD School of Business and Economics, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • Witrie Annisa Buys Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • Sumayyah Abdul Aziz UBD School of Business and Economics, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11943

Abstract

The relationship between financial development, energy consumption and the environment has been a popular topic in the last three decades. However, a minimal number of studies have been done within the Islamic finance framework despite its fifty years of establishment. This study aims to fill that gap by exploring the impact of Islamic financial development on energy consumption and environmental quality. Total financing and financial access are the two variables to represent Islamic financial advancement while millions tonnes of oil equivalent and CO2 emission as the proxy for energy consumption and environmental quality respectively. Focusing on six world top Islamic finance countries from 2013 to 2018, the findings show that Islamic financial development contributes significantly to the increase in energy consumption and the degradation of environmental quality.

Keywords:

Islamic finance, energy consumption, environmental quality

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Published

2022-03-20

How to Cite

Abduh, M., Buys, W. A., & Aziz, S. A. (2022). Exploring the Relationship between Islamic Financial Development, Energy Consumption, and Environmental Quality. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 12(2), 426–430. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11943

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