Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Management, Economics and Finance
Impact of Economic Growth on the Environment
Economic growth has negatively impacted on the environment. Environmental pollution negatively impacts on the health of the individual members of the community especially women and children. Polluted air gives rise to respiratory diseases. Environmental problems such as climate cause significant social problems to the community such as inflation occasioned by the rising cost of food amidst reduced harvest. There can be a harmonious co-existence between economic growth and a habitable environment. Government’s effort towards sustainability in environmental conservation can offer long-term solution and cushion communities from effects of industrialization.
keywords: Environmental Pollution, Climate Change, Economic Growth, Economic Risk