From Growth to Green Growth - a Framework
CIRED, International Research Center on Environment & Development, France; CNRM, Centre International de Recherches Météorologiques, France
Geoffrey M. Heal
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
David O. Treguer
affiliation not provided to SSRN
NBER Working Paper No. w17841
Green growth is about making growth resource-efficient, cleaner and more resilient without slowing it. This paper aims at clarifying this in an analytical framework and proposing foundations for green growth. This framework identifies channels through which green policies can potentially contribute to economic growth. Finally, the paper discusses the policies that can be implemented to capture co-benefits and environmental benefits. Since green growth policies pursue a variety of goals, they are best served by a combination of instruments: price-based policies are important but are only one component in a policy tool-box that can also include norms and regulation, public production and direct investment, information creation and dissemination, education and moral suasion, or industrial and innovation policies.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 39working papers series
Date posted: February 20, 2012
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