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Environment and the Economy

Read LEAN's resource paper, Environment, Economy and Society, published September 2018

There is a plethora of other resources that argue that environmental sustainability is essential to economic prosperity. Here are some good resources on this topic. 

From an Australian Perspective

The Value of The Great Barrier Reef

A Victorian economy underpinned by healthier natural capital will outperform (over the medium to longer term) an economy where natural capital is degraded.

ABS 1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2009–10

NABs Environmental Agenda

Foreword and Executive Summary in “Green Gold Rush: How ambitious environmental policy can make Australia a leader in the race for green jobs - A 2008 report by the ACF and ACTU

From the International Perspective

The Second report of the UK’s Natural Capital Committee to the Economic Affairs Committee, March 2014

The International Renewable Energy Agency.

The Natural Capital Declaration by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance on the Roadmap to a Green Economy and the Importance of Natural Capital

International Labour Organisation. Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy, 2012

UNEP, 2011, Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication - A Synthesis for Policy Makers,

DEFRA’s Chief Economist’s Foreword in Paper 2 in DEFRA Evidence and Analysis Series (pb13390-economic-growth-100305.pdf), March 2010

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