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The Economics of Green Growth
New indicators for sustainable societies

Edited By

Shunsuke Managi

ISBN 9781138067301
Published April 13, 2017 by Routledge
312 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Economics of Green Growth investigates the possibility of creating an integrated indicator covering three pillars of sustainable development: economy, society and the environment. The excessive pursuit of economic efficiency has resulted in severe environmental problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and societal human issues such as inequality and disparity.

The book aims to change the direction of economic growth towards one which is more sustainable. It explores beyond the conventional indicator, the GDP that measures economic growth and human well-being. It also introduces new indicators relevant to sustainable development and a green economy and discusses the key issues for these indicators.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Shunsuke Managi and Kei Kabaya Part 1: Global Issues and Indicators 1. Green Economy and Green Growth in International Trends of Sustainability Indicators, Chika Aoki 2. Efficiency and Fairness of Resource Use: From a planetary boundary perspective, Satoshi Kojima and Chika Aoki-Suzuki 3. Environmental Kuznets Curve: Economic growth and emission reduction, Tetsuya Tsurumi and Shunsuke Managi 4. Measuring Natural Capital Use in the Global Economy, Masahiro Sato 5. Natural Capital and Ecosystem Accounting, Sana Okayasu and Kei Kabaya  Part 2: Improving Sustainability and Well-being Indicators 6. Inclusive Wealth and Sustainability Indicators, Masayuki Sato 7. Growth of Inclusive Wealth, Masayuki Sato 8. The Better Life Index and Measurement of Well-Being, Hideyuki Mizobuchi 9. A Monetary Evaluation of Life: Life Satisfaction Approach, Tetsuya Tsurumi, Hideyuki Mizobuchi and Shunsuke Managi  Part 3: Towards Green Growth: Analysis and Actions 10. Effects of Disasters on Market, Yutaka Ito and Shunsuke Managi 11. Environmental Impact of Mega Event, Cao Huijuan, Hidemichi Fujii and Shunsuke Managi 12. Voluntary Industrial Toxics Program and Performance, Hidemichi Fujii, Shunsuke Managi and Hiromitsu Kawahara 13. Contributions of the Private Sector to Global Biodiversity Protection, Tania Ray Bhattacharya and Shunsuke Managi 14. Ecologically-friendly Transportation: Cost analysis of subsidy and tax reduction scheme, Kenta Tanaka and Shunsuke Managi Conclusion, Kei Kabaya and Shunsuke Managi

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Shunsuke Managi is Professor of Technology and Policy, School of Engineering at Kyushu University, Japan, while also holding position as IGES fellow at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tokyo. He is an editor of Environmental Economic and Policy Studies, a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is the author of "Technology, Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Improving the Environment for a Greener Future" and editor of "The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia".