Edward B. Barbier


On his book A Global Green New Deal: Rethinking the Economic Recovery

Cover Interview of September 06, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Our last opportunity to put the world economy on a sustainable path.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“A global green recovery strategy of reducing carbon dependency and improving energy security may help to control both the large current account deficits incurred by major oil-importing economies, such as the United States, and to reduce the trade surpluses of fossil fuel exporting economies.”

On the second:

“Fossil fuel subsidies and other market distortions, as well as the lack of effective environmental pricing policies and regulations, will diminish the impacts of G20 green stimulus investments on long-term investment and job creation in green sectors.”