A New Blueprint for a Green Economy
April 8, 2013
Published in 1989, Blueprint for a Green Economy presented, for the first time, practical policy measures for ”greening” modern economies and putting them on a path to sustainable development. This new book, written by two of the Blueprint for a Green Economy authors, revisits and updates its main messages by asking, first, what has been achieved in the past twenty years, and second, what more needs to be done to generate a truly ”green economy” in the twenty-first century?
The current book first summarizes the main messages from Blueprint for a Green Economy and explains why, given rapid and widespread global environmental degradation, they are still relevant. The book then examines the progress since Blueprint for a Green Economy in implementing policies and other measures to improve environmental valuation, accounting, and incentives. The book also highlights the new policies and approaches needed for economic management of today’s environmental concerns. Over twenty years later, A New Blueprint for a Green Economy once again emphasizes practical policies for greening modern economies, and explains why such an economic roadmap to a greener future is essential, if modern economies are to develop successfully and sustainably.
A New Blueprint for a Green Economy, by Edward B. Barbier and Anil Markandya. New York : Routledge, 2013. 195 p. ISBN 9781849713535 (pbk.)
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