Latin America and the Caribbean Books

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ISBN 9781907543876

The Greening of Latin America

Edited by Carlos Vassalos (Dominican Republic), Professor Maria Madi (Brazil), Michelle Gale (USA and Brazil and Miriam Kennet (UK)

Description

ISBN 9781907543876

The Greening of Latin America

Edited by Carlos Vassalos (Dominican Republic), Professor Maria Madi (Brazil), Michelle Gale (USA and Brazil and Miriam Kennet (UK)

 

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: The Green Economics Institute (1 Sept. 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1907543872
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907543876

 

The area has a number of specific challenges- Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and also home to some of the worlds most important rainforests and biodiversity and housing the worlds largest potential guard against greenhouse gasses and climate change. It was host to the 2012 Rio + 20 green economics and sustainable development conference.It also has several island states which are extremely vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise. Its dynamism in todays world economy is charted and analysed and its editors are a mix of experienced professionals -professors, and also young innovative views from around the region – with papers and authors from and about 15 of the countries in this exciting and important and influential region.

 

Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Scene

1.1 Introduction By Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira 13

1.2 The state of the countries and economy in Latin America By Carlos Restituyo 15

1.3 Green Economics: Its recent development and background By Miriam Kennet and Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira 22

1.4 The Ten Key Values of Green Economics By Miriam Kennet, Jeffrey Turk, Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira. 25

Part 2: The Global Crisis

2.1 An Introduction to Climate Change By Alan Bouquet 38

2.2 The Food Crisis in Latin America By Carlos Francisco Restituyo Vassallo 43

2.3 From Carbon Markets Towards Climate Social Justice By Maria Delfina Rossi 50

2.4 Ten Key Points on reversing the trend of Climate Change By Davide Bottos 63

2.5 Human vs. Nature: Finding the Controversial Balance between Economic Survival and Ecological Preservation on the Galapagos Islands By Grit Silberstein 66

Part 3: Sustainability and Renewable Energy

3.1 Energy Policies and Economics By Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi 72

3.2 Successes of PES Scheme as a Model for Further Implementation in Latin America 78 5 The Greening of Latin America By Carlos Francisco Restituyo Vassallo

3.3 Economic Development Plan for the City of Rancharia, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, Centered on the Green Economy By Marcio Marucci 82

3.4 An examination of the energy sector of Trinidad and Tobago in the context of sustainable development By Don Charles

Part 4: Development and Finance in the Latin American

Context 4.1 Entrepreneurship and micro-credit in Brazil: social challenges in the context of the productive reconfiguration, 1994-2010 By Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi and Jose Ricardo Barbosa Goncalves 147

4.2 Global economic integration and urban inequality in Brazil, 1970-2010 By Jose Ricardo Barbosa Goncalves and Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi 160

4.3 Economic Growth and Cultural Change in Brazil: Challenges to Small Farmers in Tourist-Oriented Areas By Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi and Jose Ricardo Barbosa Goncalves (Brazil) 172

4.4 The Financial Crisis and New Welfare Approaches – Better Perspectives to Create Green Economics By Rosita Bujokaite 179

4.5 Gateway to Development? Landlessness, Law, and Human Rights in Brazil By Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira 193 4.6 The Caribbean Countries in the Global Economy: Economic Integration, Growth and Inequality Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi and Jose Ricardo Barbosa Goncalves 210

4.7 What does the EPA mean for Cariforum post global recession? By Don Charles 218

4.8 Historical Effects of the Great Depression on the Chilean economy 240 6 The Greening of Latin America By Alejandro Emilio Ramirez

4.9 Sex and the Ivy League By Graciela Chichilnisky 246

Part 5: Discovering Green Economics

5.1 The Green Economy: Rethinking Growth by Volker Heinemann and Miriam Kennet

5.2 Global Green Human Being: Concepts and Main issues By Kristina Jociute 292

5.3 Introducing Green Economics: Renaissance, Reform and Methodolgy. Green Economics a Global Movement for Change By Miriam Kennet

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