The Trade-off Between Poverty Alleviation and GHG Mitigation: Is it True for all Income Levels in Brazil?
AbstractA Goldman Sachs study (2008) estimates that between 60 and 80 million people are introduced to the consumer market of durable goods annually, forming a kind of new worldwide middle class. The environmental impacts of these new consumers are not insignificant, and motivate important international negotiations regarding limits to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is a matter of concern even if the technological innovations aimed at the ?decarbonisation? of economies advance faster in the future than currently. Typically, one would expect that improving the living standards of poor people would almost unavoidably result in an increase in GHG emissions. However, this relationship may not be valid for all types of changes in consumption, especially those observed at lower income levels. (?)
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Date of creation: May 2012
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , May 2012, pages 1-1
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