Summary of Is Green Growth Good for the Poor?
The World Bank Development Research Group Environment and Energy Team & Sustainable Development Network Office of the Chief Economist © 2012
Going green is a hot trend, but what will it mean for the poor?
Professor of development economics Stefan Dercon posits that tackling environmental issues may undermine developing nations’ economic growth, hindering efforts to reduce poverty. Is “green growth” a solution? Though his analysis is speculative and could use a deft editorial hand, Dercon adds fresh views to an important discourse. getAbstract recommends his article to environmentalists, social activists and policy makers.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the poor are particularly vulnerable to environmental degradation
- What factors keep people in poverty
- How “green growth” could be a disadvantage for the poor
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