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Greening Aid?: Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

Robert L. Hicks, Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts, and Michael J. Tierney


Every year, billions of dollars of environmental aid flow from the rich governments of the North to the poor governments of the South. Why do donors provide this aid? What do they seek to achieve? How effective is the aid given? And does it always go to the places of greatest environmental need? From the first Earth Summit in Stockholm in 1972 to the G8 Gleneagles meeting in 2005, the issue of the impact of aid on the global environment has been the subject of vigorous protest and debate. How much progress has there been in improving environmental protection and clean-up in the developing worl ... More

Keywords: environmental aid, Earth Summit, G8 Gleneagles, global environment, air pollution, sanitation, development projects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199213948
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213948.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert L. Hicks, author
Associate Professor of Economics, The College of William and Mary

Bradley C. Parks, author
Associate Director, Department of Policy and International Relations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation
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J. Timmons Roberts, author
Professor and Director of the Mellon Program in Environmental Studies, The College of William and Mary
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