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From “Green Growth” to sound policies: An overview

Richard Schmalensee

Energy Economics, 2012, vol. 34, issue S1, S2-S6

Abstract: “Green growth” is an attractive slogan with a variety of possible meanings. This essay critically examines several potential meanings of this slogan and provides a brief overview of some of the main implications of the other papers in this special issue. Taken together, these papers argue for the importance of careful analysis of energy/environmental policies, particularly ambitious ones claiming to offer huge benefits with little or no cost.

Keywords: Green growth; Green economy; UNEP; OECD (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q43 Q48 Q56 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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