How Low-Carbon Green Growth Can Reduce Inequalities

25 Pages Posted: 16 May 2013

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Venkatachalam Anbumozhi

Asian Development Bank Institute

Armin Bauer

Asian Development Bank

Date Written: May 15, 2013


Half of the world’s population — 3 billion people — lives below the poverty line, and Asia has the largest share. In pursuit of sustainable economic development and poverty alleviation, there is great potential among low-income households for green consumption, production, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity. This paper shows how an inclusive green growth model can uplift the poor through entrepreneurship and fiscal policy reforms.

Keywords: low-carbon growth, green growth. inequalities, sustainable economic development, poverty alleviation, green consumption, entrepreneurship, fiscal policy reforms

JEL Classification: E62, H61, Q2, Q3, Q4

Suggested Citation

Anbumozhi, Venkatachalam and Bauer, Armin, How Low-Carbon Green Growth Can Reduce Inequalities (May 15, 2013). ADBI Working Paper 420, Available at SSRN: or

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi (Contact Author)

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Armin Bauer

Asian Development Bank ( email )

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Metro Manila

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