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A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth

Daniel J. Fiorino


Green growth is the idea that a society’s ecological and economic goals can be pursued as a mutually reinforcing, positive sum. It accepts that economies increase in scale and efficiency, but that economic growth may occur in less harmful ways ecologically through the use of new policies, patterns of investment, technology innovation, and behavioral change. The ultimate goal is a green economic transition, in which ecological objectives and policies are effectively integrated with many others—energy, transportation, manufacturing, and infrastructure, to name a few—and all sectors of society wo ... More

Keywords: green growth, green economy, ecological governance, ecological limits, economic inequality, climate change, ecosystem degradation, democracy, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190605803
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190605803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel J. Fiorino, author
Director, Center for Environmental Policy, School of Public Affairs, American University