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Green Economics and Climate Change

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List of Contributors Ruperto Alonzo is a Full Professor in Economics and former Vice President for Development at the University of the Philippines (UP). He obtained training from the University of Chicago. With almost 40 years of experience as an economist, Alonzo has led projects for the Asian Development Bank, National Economic Development Authority, Institute for Small-Scale Industries, etc. He has numerous publications in the fields of Project Evaluation, Agricultural Economics, and Public Policy. Abdul Saboor Atrafi, originally from Afghanistan, holds a graduate degree in urban planning from Columbia University in New York (USA), and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Herat University (Afghanistan). Prior to his current job at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, he used to work on urban development issues with the Aga Khan Development Network in Afghanistan. His area of expertise is sustainable urban development with a focus on environmental issues. He also has vested interest in research on labour issues in urban areas, globalization, and development aid. Parvez Babul is a journalist and columnist in Bangladesh. He is also president, Bangladesh Network of Climate Change Journalists. Katie Black worked with the Green Economics Institute since graduating from the University of Leeds with a first-class Masters in Chemistry in July 2010. A specialist in Carbon Capture and Storage, she has represented the Institute and given speeches at several events and attended the COP16 climate change conference in Cancun as a delegate of the Institute. She has just started a new post at DECC in the autumn of 2011. Graciela Chilchinisky created the formal theory of sustainable development and the concept of Basic Needs (Chichilnisky 1976, 1996, 1997). She is the architect of the Kyoto Protocol's carbon market and acted as a lead author of the IPCC, which received the 2007 Nobel Prize. Dr. Chichilnisky is a Professor of Economics and Statistics and Director of Columbia Consortium for Risk Management (CCRM) at Columbia University, New York. Henry Cox retired from paid work as an Engineer in 1983 and now has 70 years' experience of gardening and growing plants on land productively. Daren De Castro holds a qualification in Economics from the University of the Philippines. De Castro now works for the Maersk Group. Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira is on the board of the Green Economics Institute, UK, and was at the International Relations Department at Richmond, the American International University in London (RAIUL) and lives in the remote rainforest in Brazil. She was editor of the Green Economics Institutes magazine, The Green Economist, as well as the Editor of the current climate change special issue of the International Journal of Green Economics. Her writing has been featured in Europe's World, one of the foremost European policy magazines. She lectures and speaks on Environmental and Social Justice, Gender Equity, and International Development from a Green Economics perspective. She is founder and chair of the Gender Equity Forum at RAIUL. Recently, she recently organised a Green Economics conference on women's unequal pay and poverty in Reading, UK, and lectured on green economics in Berlin, Germany, at retreats in Glastonbury, UK, and is a regular speaker at international conferences. She researches women's unequal pay and poverty in Brazil and lives in the remote jungle in Brazil. Klarizze Puzon is currently affiliated with the Laboratoire Montpellierain d'Economie Theorique et Appliquee (LAMETA) in France. She obtained a graduate degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (research track, with distinction) from Toulouse School of Economics in 2011. Aija Graudina is a Doctor of Economic Sciences, works as an Associate Professor of BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia). Specialization: insurance and reinsurance industry, insurance economy (green economic). She is a member of the I


Contents Contents vii List of Tables and Figures xi Preface xiii List of Contributors xv UNDERSTANDING GREEN ECONOMICS 1. Green Economics: Provisioning for all people everywhere, other species, nature, the planet and its systems Miriam Kennet, Volker Heinemann and Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira 2 2. Green Economics: A global movement for change Miriam Kennet 11 3. What is Green Economics? A new discipline Volker Heinemann 14 4. Global green human being: its concepts and main issues Kristina Jociute 16 5. Green Economics: 10 key points for avoiding further catastrophic runaway climate change Miriam Kennet 27 6. Greening the Academy - Economics: the latest developments and issues in environmental and Green Economics Miriam Kennet and Michele Gale de Oliveira 31 7. Hearts of poverty and climate change Parvez Babul 44 8. Green Economics Institute - 20 key demands for climate change policy and Kyoto Process in the run-up to COP 17 Durban Conference Miriam Kennet 47 CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS AS MANIFESTATION OF GREEN ECONOMICS PRINCIPLES 9. How much is the devastation of climate change worth? Can traditional economics tell? Winston Ka-Ming Mak 51 10. Ferraris for All? Clive Lord 58 11. The Siane Strategy: Foundation for a sustainable world Clive Lord 61 12. Managing a lower growth economy: Prosperity without growth Miriam Kennet and Volker Heinemann 67 13. Finance and instability: Re-focusing the economic policy agenda Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi 81 14. Is the Environmental Kuznets Curve applicable to East Asian economies? Evidence using fixed effects estimation Klarizze Puzon, Ruperto Alonzo and Daren De Castro 90 15. The missing signal: how ecological prices change markets and decision-making Graciela Chichilnisky 110 16. From carbon markets towards climate social justice Maria Delfina Rossi 141 17. Beyond the Kyoto Protocol - How the realities of climate economics will affect the formulation of a global deal and can a new theoretical approach create a more effective and acceptable successor? Peter Kirby-Harris 152 18. Decoding Durban: Deal or no Deal? Deal, for a Deal Later Winston Ka-Ming Mak 162 CORE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE PART I: RESHAPING THE MARKETS 19. Managing the economy - Creating green economies in sub-national jurisdictions Meredith Hunter MLA 181 20. Border tax adjustments and carbon leakage: a conceptual introduction Haihan Yu, Jennifer L. Umlas and Klarizze M. Puzon 186 21. Green agenda 'is' the emergency plan for the British economy Winston Ka-Ming Mak 193 22. Green Investment Bank: Driving transition to a low-carbon economy Winston Ka-Ming Mak 195 23. A simplified Carbon Reduction Commitment, can it become a commitment for both business and the environment? Winston Ka-Ming Mak 199 24. Global change innovative - Green economy thinking impact on the insurance industry Aija Graudina 207 PART II: REFORMING THE REGULATIONS 25. The Green Economics dialogue and the green built environment Miriam Kennet 219 26. Energy consumption in the built environment: Measuring and reducing an organisations' environmental impact Monika E. Siegrist 234 27. The state of green built environment in Britain Winston Ka-Ming Mak 242 28. The role of decent work conditions in greening the urban environment Edmundo Werna and Abdul Saboor Atrafi 250 PART III: EXPLORING AND ECONOMISING "TECHNO FIXES" 29. The arrival of renewables era Winston Ka-Ming Mak 265 30. New nuclear plants neither 'democratic' nor 'the solution' Winston Ka-Ming Mak 277 31. European SuperSmart Grid: Great opportunities for renewable energy sources Winston Ka-Ming Mak 282 32. Responses to climate change