Greening The Global Economy

byRobert Pollin

Hardcover | November 13, 2015

Greening The Global Economy by Robert Pollin
Earn 158 plum® points
Prices and offers may vary in store

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


A program for building a global clean energy economy while expanding job opportunities and economic well-being.

In order to control climate change, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that greenhouse gas emissions will need to fall by about forty percent by 2030.

Achieving the target goals will be highly challenging. Yet in Greening the Global Economy, economist Robert Pollin shows that they are attainable through steady, large-scale investments-totaling about 1.5 percent of global GDP on an annual basis-in both energy efficiency and clean renewable energy sources. Not only that: Pollin argues that with the right investments, these efforts will expand employment and drive economic growth.

Drawing on years of research, Pollin explores all aspects of the problem: how much energy will be needed in a range of industrialized and developing economies; what efficiency targets should be; and what kinds of industrial policy will maximize investment and support private and public partnerships in green growth so that a clean energy transformation can unfold without broad subsidies.

All too frequently, inaction on climate change is blamed on its potential harm to the economy. Pollin shows greening the economy is not only possible but necessary: global economic growth depends on it.

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has served as a consultant on energy and the economy for a wide range of organizations and institutions, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the International Labour Organization, the U...
Title:Greening The Global EconomyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 0.75 inPublished:November 13, 2015Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262028239

ISBN - 13:9780262028233

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: