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
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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 and
- How “green growth” could be a disadvantage for the poor.
About the Author
Stefan Dercon is a professor of development economics at Oxford University.