Trade and Gas Emission in Mauritius: Impact on Socioeconomic Health and Environmental Degradation

Mauritius - 25 January 2023

The chapter analyses the short-run and long-run effects of international trade on the environment. For this purpose, the bounds testing method to cointegration is applied to a small island country setting of Mauritius and over the period 1980– 2018. The result shows that that trade has adversely impacted on the environment. In addition to that, higher economic growth is as well observed to generate higher CO2 emission. Furthermore, the CUSUM and CUSUM square confirm the stability of the model for Mauritius.