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Drivers of Environmental Changes in Asia

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Abstract

Environmental changes are often related to natural and human-induced factors. Under the context of fast growth in Asia, the human-induced factors play a crucial role in understanding and addressing the environmental problems in the region. Human-induced factors include both direct and indirect ones. The direct factors consist of land use, resources exploitation, pollutant discharge, while the indirect ones are composed of population growth, economic development model, technology change, social institutions and social-political frameworks, and value systems, among others. The trend of environmental changes often depends on these indirect factors. As a result, assessing the changes of these factors can not only help predict the future trend of environmental changes, but also affect their future trend by changing these factors.

Keywords

Foreign Direct Investment Ecological Footprint Consumption Expenditure Pollutant Discharge Asian Economy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gumi-Dong Bundang-Gu Seongnam-Shi Gyunggi-DoRepublic of Korea

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