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

A Global Green New Deal

Rethinking the Economic Recovery

Paperback Published: 2nd August 2010
ISBN: 9780521132022
Number Of Pages: 322

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Meeting the short run challenges of reviving the worldwide economy need not mean sacrificing long run 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 future economic and environmental crises.

Part One argues why a GGND strategy is essential to the sustainability of the global economy. Part Two provides an overview of the key national policies whilst Part Three focuses on the global actions necessary to allow national policies to work. Part Four summarises the main recommendations for national and international action, and discusses the wider implications for restructuring the world economy towards "greener" development.

About the Author

Edward B. Barbier is the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming. He has over twenty-five years of experience as an environmental and resource economist, working mainly on the economics of environment and development issues. He is the author of many books on environmental policy, including Natural Resources and Economic Development (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and, with David Pearce, Blueprint for a Sustainable Economy (2000).

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. x
List of boxesp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvi
Acknowledgementsp. xxi
Why a Global Green New Deal?p. 1
Introduction: opportunity from crisisp. 3
The Key Components of a Global Green New Dealp. 31
Reducing carbon dependencyp. 35
Reducing ecological scarcityp. 97
Challenges facing developing economiesp. 159
National priorities for a Global Green New Dealp. 169
The Role of the International Communityp. 179
Promoting global governancep. 182
Facilitating access to financep. 190
Enhancing trade incentivesp. 201
Conclusion: international priorities for a Global Green New Dealp. 208
Towards a Greener World Economyp. 211
Summary of recommendationsp. 214
Will a Global Green New Deal succeed?p. 217
Beyond a green economic recoveryp. 258
PIIE-WRI analysis of a green recovery program for the United Statesp. 281
Pew comparative analysis of clean energy jobs and investments in the United States, 1998-2007p. 287
Glossaryp. 293
Indexp. 297

ISBN: 9780521132022
ISBN-10: 0521132029
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 2nd August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.535