Measuring Sustainable Development through Eco-efficiency: A Case Study of Mega Cities of Pakistan

  • Mamona Sadaf University of Management and Technology, Pakistan. Sialkot Campus
  • Abdul Jabbar International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan.
Keywords: Urbanization, Eco-efficiency, Development, Environment, Cities

Abstract

Imbalanced and unplanned social and economic development along with urbanization is the main reasons for environmental degradation in Pakistan. Eco-efficiency approach is used to make development tangible so that sustainable urban development can be promoted. Eco-efficiency of Karachi is found lowest among all other cities. Lahore has the high prosperity score as compared with Karachi but its eco-efficiency is greater than Karachi. Eco-efficiency is not found in accordance with the pattern of spatial development in Pakistan. It has been suggested that distinguished polices should be developed by the Government as per the need of the cities. Current study calls forth the recognition of eco-efficiency by Government and the masses in order to put it into implementation for sustainable urban development.

Author Biographies

Mamona Sadaf, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan. Sialkot Campus

Lecturer

Abdul Jabbar, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan.

Assistant Professor, International Institute of Islamic Economics

Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
Sadaf, M., & Jabbar, A. (2020). Measuring Sustainable Development through Eco-efficiency: A Case Study of Mega Cities of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Economic Studies, 3(2), 105-122. Retrieved from https://journals.iub.edu.pk/index.php/pjes/article/view/384