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Environmental Kuznets curve Definition- inverted “U” shaped curve that shows that some problems get better with income and others get worse. .. definition from online;;;: the Env. Kuznets curve shows that “environmental damage per capita increases in the early stages of economic development, reaches a maximum, and then diminishes as a nation attains higher levels of income”, but this curve only works for certain problems. Source- Lecture Example- Some problems get better with income Access to clean water, sanitation Some problems get worse with income GHG emissions Some do follow the curve Water, air pollution Land degradation There used to be a huge amount of deforestation and as we move out of agriculture toward more concentrated economic activity, a lot of our forests have come back Significance : The curve shows that there will always be Problems and money- you never run out of problems. Industrialization is at the peak of the curve and
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