Blueprint 4 continues the theme of Blueprint 2 in looking at the opportunities for using market forces for environmental ends. It assesses a range of possible imaginative 'global bargains', which give all parties a self-interested incentive to improve the global environment. The book begins by reviewing the principle global issues to be addressed, and then explains the mechanisms of resource degradation: how economic systems fail, the operation of trade on the environment and the effects of population growth and consumption patterns. It then shows how environmental value can be captured, and the basis, means and institutions for doing so.
'Required reading for anyone with an interest in the field.' Millennium - Journal of International Studies
Part I Global Issues: The Global Commons * Climate Change * The Ozone layer * Biological Diversity * Part II Explaining Resource Degradation: The Failure of Economic Systems * International Trade and the Environment * Population and Poverty * 'Overconsumption' * Part III Capturing Global Value: Global Bargains * The Global Environment Facility and Rio Conventions * Incremental Costs * Joint Implementation * References * Index