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Johannesburg 2002 peut-on résoudre la question environnementale par une alliance des experts et du marché ?

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  • Bruno Ventelou

The article begins with a brief description of the notion of ?sustainable growth?, applied by the experts as a tool for environmental decisions. Then, an explanation of the fiasco of the Johannesburg Summit is given : rather than blaming the tool for expertise, the failure is imputed to the difficulty encountered in creating an international market based on it. The construction of a market of rights-to-pollute requires a Political agreement on the legitimacy of market constraints, which is not realised, and maybe, not possible in the ?quasi missing? present system of world democracy. JEL codes : Q01, K32, F02.

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue de l'OFCE.

Volume (Year): 84 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 131-141

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Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_084_0131
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