Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability: The Prospects for Green Growth

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1.1 World carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning, 1950-94 10
2.1 External costs of pollution and a Pigouvian tax 27
3.1 A three-factor model of the creation of wealth and utility 51
3.2 Stocks, flows and welfare in the process of production 53
4.1 Setting a sustainable level for an environmental function 83
4.2 Mapping processes of unsustainability 85
4.3 Production, consumption and environmental impacts of and in country N 88
4.4 The role of ecological capital in production and welfare creation 98
4.5 A framework for sustainability indicators 107
5.1 Flows of money as they are entered into the national accounts 118
5.2 Development of environmental capacity in period t 131
6.1 Benefits and costs of environmental policies 164
7.1 Possible shapes of environment—income relationships 186
7.2 Relationship between income and environmental performance for twenty-two OECD countries 198
7.3 Income/population distribution and EKC turning points 209
8.1 Optimal environmental taxation with no abatement 215
8.2 Optimal environmental taxation with abatement 217
8.3 The effect of wage subsidies on unemployment 221
9.1 US GDP loss projections, average of all EMF models 262
9.2 Possible paths for energy and economic efficiency 272
9.3 Consumption per capita under a base scenario and four scenarios of control of global warming 281
10.1 UK SO2 emissions, 1970-95 284
10.2 SO2 emissions by fuel use, 1970-95 284
10.3 SO2 emissions by fuel user, 1970-95 285

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