• 1 Gender and Development Studies Department, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2 School of Economics, Finance and Banking, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, UUM, 06010, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
  • 3 Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 4 Department of Economics, University of Wah, Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantt, Pakistan.
  • 5 Arriyadh Community College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 6 College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Muzahimiyah, Saudi Arabia
  • 7 Department of Management Sciences, FATA University, F.R Kohat, Pakistan
  • 8 Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2019 Aug;26(24):25341-25358.
PMID: 31256396 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-019-05748-0


It is well documented that carbon emissions can be reduced by replacing conventional energy resources with renewable energy resources; thereby, the role of green technology is essential as it protect natural environment. Given that, the United Nations' agenda of "green is clean" may be achievable by adoption of green technologies. The objective of the study is to examine the link between information and communication technology (ICT), economic growth, energy consumption, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the context of South Korean economy, by using a novel Morlet wavelet approach. The study applies continuous wavelet power spectrum, the wavelet coherency, and the partial and the multiple wavelet coherency to the year during 1973-2016. The outcomes reveal that the connections among the stated variables progress over frequency and time domain. From the frequency domain point of view, the current study discovers noteworthy wavelet coherence and robust lead and lag linkages. From the time-domain sight, the results display robust but not consistent associations among the considered variables. From an economic point sight, the wavelet method displays that ICT helps to reduce environmental degradation in a medium and long run in the South Korean economy. This emphasizes the significance of having organized strategies by the policymakers to cope up with 2 to 3 years of the occurrence of the huge environmental degradation in South Korea.

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