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The Trade-off Between Poverty Alleviation and GHG Mitigation: Is it True for all Income Levels in Brazil?

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  • Thiago Fonseca Morello

    ()
    (Socioenvironmental Economics Centre, University of São Paulo, Department of Economics)

  • Vitor Schmid

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    (Socioenvironmental Economics Centre, University of São Paulo, Department of Economics)

  • Ricardo Abramovay

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    (Socioenvironmental Economics Centre, University of São Paulo, Department of Economics)

Abstract

A 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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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 156.

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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
Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:156

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