TITLE

CO2 EMISSIONS INDUCED BY HOUSEHOLDS LIFESTYLE IN MALAYSIA

AUTHOR(S)
Chik, Norlaila Abdullah; Rahim, Khalid Abdul; Radam, Alias; Shamsudin, Mad Nasir
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
International Journal of Business & Society;Dec2013, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p344
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There is a growing concern of the impact of energy consumption on the environment in Malaysia as a result of the increased level of domestic energy consumption. Consequently, CO2 emissions in the country are increasing at an alarming rate. Households from rural and urban areas are the major commercial energy consumers and they are the main consumers of energy in Malaysia. The objective of this study is to examine the impact of household consumption pattern on CO2 emission by analyzing the following characteristics: stratum and expenditure classes per capita by applying hybrid input-output model. The findings show that urban households in Peninsular Malaysia with expenditure classes of RM1000-RM1999 has contributed more CO2 emission through the 'Wholesale and retail trade' sector in 2005. It seems obvious that urban households contribute more CO2 emissions compared to rural households. Urban household consumption has a great impact on CO2 emission but it can be reduced through changes in consumer behavior by switching to less carbon-intensive products. Therefore, action should be taken to promote innovation, control the industrial structure and reduce emission intensity caused by household demand.
ACCESSION #
95257567

 

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