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(2016). Decoupling Analysis of Bulgaria’s Agriculture. Journal of Empirical Studies, 3(2): 21-32. DOI: 10.18488/journal.66/2016.3.2/188.8.131.52
The article examines the possibility for applying a decoupling analysis
to Bulgaria’s agriculture by analysing the relationships between its
driving force and environmental pressures. The analysis methodology is
adjusted for the purposes of the study. The empirical study covers the
period from 1990 to 2012, during which the Republic of Bulgaria, as a
party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), had to
implement certain measures to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The
results of the analysis show that during that period absolute decoupling
prevailed in Bulgaria’s agricultural sector.
The paper's primary contribution in the existing literature is that it
adapts the decoupling analysis methodology to the sector of agriculture