Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Ghana

Anthony Simons, L. Brew, A. Buabeng, H. Nador


The alarming rate of emission of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere and its catastrophic effect on the environment, as monitored by many governmental agencies and researchers has become a source of worry for many nations and therefore needs due attention. The emissions of CO2 in Ghana was modelled using the regressive approach to provide statistical technique for analysing the trend of CO2 in the atmosphere. Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) model was used to determine the relationship between the various industries that contribute to CO2 emissions in the country. Furthermore, the autoregressive approach was also used to establish the relationship within the CO2 emissions. Based on the activities from the industry, particularly the transport sector, this work forecasted the future trend of CO2 emissions in Ghana and recommended the usage of electric and hydrogen fuelled vehicles as the alternative to conventional fossil fuel vehicles in the future. 


Energy, Carbon Dioxide, Multiple Linear Regression Model, Auto Regression

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