Growth versus the Environment: Is there a Trade-off?

Growth versus the Environment: Is there a Trade-off?

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Economic growth and the environment is a complex and much debated issue. Per KAygeson's book has a broader approach than earlier studies on this subject as he relates the analysis of present-day problems and trends (1960-2010) to clearly defined long-term objectives based on the concept of sustainable development. The present volume covers the use of non-renewable resources in the OECD countries in a global perspective, while the regional environmental impact of economic growth is discussed in a European context. The book also includes an analysis of the potential conflict between pollution abatement costs and economic growth.Diagram 18:1 shows the development for road transport in EU15 during 1980 to 1993. Vehicle kilometres is in an environmental context a better indicator than tonne and passenger kilometres. The trend has resulted in modal shift towardsanbsp;...

Title:Growth versus the Environment: Is there a Trade-off?
Author: Per Kågeson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06

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