Things tagged 'environment'
Central Asia faces serious environmental challenges, many as a legacy of Soviet times. Many of these environmental issues involve the [...]
‘Green growth’ is almost tautologically required for global welfare to rise in the long run. Economic growth is desirable, not [...]
The current model of economic growth generated unprecedented increases in human wealth and prosperity during the 19th and 20th centuries. [...]
The frequency of intense natural disasters (defined here as events triggered by hazards of nature and causing at least 100 [...]
The new Christopher Nolan sci-fi epic Interstellar that depicts the earth on the verge of environmental catastrophe, with a blight wiping out most of the planet’s crops and causing ominous dust storms, might have served as inspiration for US president Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping who have surprisingly agreed on a long-term plan to curb CO2 […]
Heavier and more frequent rains are likely to lash the Philippines in the years ahead, according to a joint study by scholars from Oxford University, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS). The study’s authors are the ADB’s Vinod Thomas, PIDS’ Jose Ramon Albert, and Oxford’s Cameron Hepburn. ….. […]
Fifty-nine leading economists united today in support of a price and limit on carbon pollution. In an open letter they urge all Members of Parliament and Senators to work towards lasting agreement on a fair, economically efficient and environmentally effective policy to price and limit carbon emissions … 2014 ECONOMISTS’ OPEN LETTER SUPPORTING A PRICE AND […]
Stephanie Flanders, in discussion with Lord Skidelsky, Cameron Hepburn, and Patrick Minford. asks if the current crisis shows that we should drop long-term economic growth as our principal aim and focus on other ways of achieving well-being and welfare.