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A Global Green New Deal : Rethinking the Economic Recovery - Edward B. Barbier

A Global Green New Deal

Rethinking the Economic Recovery

Hardcover Published: 7th June 2010
ISBN: 9780521763097
Number Of Pages: 334

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Meeting the short-term challenges of reviving the worldwide economy need not mean sacrificing long-term economic and environmental sustainability. A Global Green New Deal (GGND) is an economic policy strategy for ensuring a more economically and environmentally sustainable world economic recovery. Reviving growth and creating jobs should be essential objectives; but policies should also aim to reduce carbon dependency, protect ecosystems and water resources and alleviate poverty. Otherwise, economic recovery today will do little to avoid economic and environmental crises in the future. Part I puts forward the case why a GGND strategy is essential to the sustainability of the global economy. Part II provides an overview of the key national policies, whilst part III focuses on the global actions necessary to allow national policies to work. Part IV summarizes the main recommendations for national and international action, and discusses the wider implications for restructuring the world economy towards "greener" development.

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Author's preface
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Why a Global Green New Deal?
Introduction: opportunity from crisis
The Key Components of a Global Green New Deal
Reducing carbon dependency
Reducing ecological scarcity
Challenges facing developing economies
National priorities for a global green new deal
The Role of the International Community
Promoting global governance
Facilitating access to finance
Enhancing trade incentives
Conclusion: international priorities for a global green new deal
Towards a Greener World Economy
Summary of recommendations
Will a global green new deal succeed?
Beyond a green economic recovery
Appendices
Glossary
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ISBN: 9780521763097
ISBN-10: 0521763096
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 7th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.66