Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Impact of COVID-19 on the Natural Environment: Evidence from Jordan

Author(s): Hadeel Abdellatif & Fadi R. Shahroury

The extant research has primarily investigated the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives and ignored its positive impacts on the environment. Aside from the disastrous impacts of COVID-19 on public health and global economic activities, it is without a doubt that planet Earth is breathing again. This study aims to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on the natural environment, particularly in Jordan. By comparing the concentration of various pollutants including; Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matters (PM10) in 2019 and 2020, our findings show that there is a significant relationship between COVID-19’s restrictive measures and the improvement of air quality. Significant reduction in the concentration of CO, SO2, NO2 and PM10 were reported during COVID-19 lockdown.

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