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Rio+20: Successes and Failures


  • Partha Dasgupta

    (University of Cambridge)

  • Jean-Philippe Barde

    (formerly OECD)


In the aftermath of Rio+20, failures and successes can be assessed: if the reform of UNEP, the battle against environmentally harmful subsidies and the acknowledgement of Green Growth as a pillar of Sustainable Development fall below expectations, the voluntary pledges made in Rio and the post-2015 process for Sustainable Development Goals leave a glimmer of hope.

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  • Partha Dasgupta & Jean-Philippe Barde, 2012. "Rio+20: Successes and Failures," Review of Environment, Energy and Economics - Re3, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:fem:femre3:2012.06-06

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    1. Hans-Werner Sinn, 2008. "Public policies against global warming: a supply side approach," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 15(4), pages 360-394, August.
    2. Jon Strand, 2007. "Technology Treaties and Fossil-Fuels Extraction," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 4), pages 129-142.
    3. Hans-Werner Sinn, 2007. "Public Policies against Global Warming," NBER Working Papers 13454, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    Sustainability; Sustainable Development; Rio+20; Indicators; United Nations; Policy; Negotiations;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development


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