Innovating for Sustainability: The Intersection of Technology and Environmental Quality in Indonesia
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Keywords:Technology, ARDL, Innovation, environmental quality
AbstractIn this study, we placed significant emphasis on the impact of technology on environmental quality in Indonesia. Technology plays a vital role in the country's progression towards becoming a developed nation; however, it brings both advantages and disadvantages. Indonesia has witnessed substantial economic growth, closely linked to the development and adoption of technology, whether domestically generated or through foreign direct investment (FDI). The primary objective of this study is to investigate the influence of technology and other key macroeconomic variables such as economic growth, FDI, income distribution, globalization, electricity, and urbanization on the level of carbon emissions. The study utilizes annual time series data spanning from 1990 to 2020. The main findings of the study confirm that technology has the potential to reduce environmental pollution levels in the country. However, the impact of other variables on environmental pollution displays a mixed result. Policymakers should pay attention to the significant role of technology and promote government programs that support innovation as a means to address environmental concerns effectively. By doing so, the nation can leverage technology to foster sustainable development and mitigate the adverse impacts of industrialization on the environment.
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Kurniawati, T., Sofya, R., Syofyan, R., Sofia, N., Ridzuan, A. R., & Md Shaari, M. S. (2023). Innovating for Sustainability: The Intersection of Technology and Environmental Quality in Indonesia. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 13(6), 170–178. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.14794