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A Global Green New Deal
Rethinking the Economic Recovery


  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521763097

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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 summarizes the main recommendations for national and international action, and discusses the wider implications for restructuring the world economy towards 'greener' development.

    • Highly topical and relevant to two of the most urgent problems for the world - fixing the economy and saving the planet
    • Expanded version of high profile report commissioned by United Nations whose policy recommendations are already having an influence on leaders of G20 group of largest economies
    • Based on tough economic analysis with focus on efficient use of resources rather than just generating a feel-good factor
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521763097
    • length: 334 pages
    • copublisher: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of boxes
    Author's preface
    Part I. Why a Global Green New Deal?:
    1. Introduction: opportunity from crisis
    Part II. The Key Components of a Global Green New Deal:
    2. Reducing carbon dependency
    3. Reducing ecological scarcity
    4. Challenges facing developing economies
    5. National priorities for a global green new deal
    Part III. The Role of the International Community:
    6. Promoting global governance
    7. Facilitating access to finance
    8. Enhancing trade incentives
    9. Conclusion: international priorities for a global green new deal
    Part IV. Towards a Greener World Economy:
    10. Summary of recommendations
    11. Will a global green new deal succeed?
    12. Beyond a green economic recovery

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Economics of the Environment
    • Green Transformation and Globalization
  • Author

    Edward B. Barbier, University of Wyoming
    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).

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