The African continent does not come behind
in global emissions and non-renewable energy
consumption. The continent still depend largely on nonrenewable sources for energy production, even when
other continents have achieve some success in their
energy mix. Also, proper waste management through
harmless discharge and disposal can help reduce the
ecological footprint. This study examined the
relationship between ecological footprint, carbon dioxide
emission as a measure of climate change and gas
consumption in five African macroeconomic countries.
The study engaged a Levin-Lin-Chu and Covariate
Augmented Dickey-Fuller tests for the presence of Unit
root, then the Autoregressive Distributed Lag Bound
tests methods for co-integration between the variables.
The variables became stationary at the first order of
differencing. Furthermore, the ARDL bound tests
proved the absence of co-integration between the
variables in the region for the period 1980 to 2017.
Hence, no co-integrating pattern among the variables.
However, dry gas consumption is significant to ecological
footprint in the countries.