ENV100H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Kuznets Curve, Income Distribution, Ecological Footprint
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Env100h1 lec#8 can economic growth save us? (guest lecture) British columbia has a carbon tax places a value on carbon emissions. Connection between limits and boundaries how they influence progress. Notion that we can also be successful as a society while still protecting the environment. Economic growth as a policy goal. G20 meetup in 2017 also placed emphasis on environmental preservation. For example, sustainable, smart, clean, green, equal growth: emphasis on the fact that growth is not distributed equally amongst individuals. Economic growth = short phenomenon. Higher population means higher resource strains and higher environmental pressure. Economics of spaceship earth (1996) Like earth, a spaceship only contains so many resources needs to sustain occupants. Spaceship earth: notion that we have limits, and how we need to find the minimum threshold to survive and thrive. Factors for production a n d e n e r g y i n p u t s t e r.