Green Growth (for China): A Literature Review

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 14-22

34 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2014

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Mun S. Ho

Resources for the Future

Zhongmin Wang

Resources for the Future

Date Written: August 15, 2014

Abstract

This paper has two purposes. The first is to review the emerging literature on green growth, with a focus on the origin and meaning of the concept, as well as the justifications for and criticisms of the concept. The general idea of taking into account the impact of economic growth policies on the environment is not very controversial, but the possibility of simultaneously achieving conventional GDP growth and environmental protection is debated. The second purpose is to consider how China might move on to a green growth path. We summarize a sizable literature that traces China’s rapid economic growth and the associated environmental problems to its unique and fundamental institutions, and discuss the implications of this on how China might grow more sustainably.

Keywords: green growth, economic development, environmental protection, China

Suggested Citation

Ho, Mun S. and Wang, Zhongmin, Green Growth (for China): A Literature Review (August 15, 2014). Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 14-22, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2537838 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2537838

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