Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Economic Growth and Deforestation: a Study of Changes in Land Coverage in West Nusa Tenggara Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311708,
        author={James Sinurat and Yunus Arifien},
        title={Economic Growth and Deforestation: a Study of Changes in Land Coverage in West Nusa Tenggara Province},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIS-HSS},
        year={2021},
        month={9},
        keywords={economic growth deforestation poverty land cover},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311708}
    }
    
  • James Sinurat
    Yunus Arifien
    Year: 2021
    Economic Growth and Deforestation: a Study of Changes in Land Coverage in West Nusa Tenggara Province
    BIS-HSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311708
James Sinurat1, Yunus Arifien1,*
  • 1: University of Nusa Bangsa
*Contact email: yunus@unb.ac.id

Abstract

In every region that is transitioning from agrarian economic activity to industrial economic activity, it is always faced with deforestation or changes in forest cover, including in West Nusa Tenggara. This study aims to determine the effect of economic growth and population on land cover change and deforestation in West Nusa Tenggara Province. The research was conducted in March - August 2020, which consisted of activities to determine land cover changes through processing satellite image data, which was matched with data from BPS. Data on economic growth and population are obtained from BPS. Modeling with multiple linear regression. The results of regression modeling show that economic growth and population growth significantly increase land for building and reduce forest land cover.