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Australian Economic Development and the Environment: Conflict or Synergy

Bennett, Jeffrey; Gillespie, Robert; Dumsday, Rob


The populist view of economic development and the environment is that advances in one will necessarily result in a decline in the other. Evidence in the Australian context is that the dual goals can be achieved simultaneously. As economic development progresses, the increasing levels of income stimulate greater demand for environmental improvements. The population engages in more environmentally focused consumption and calls for its governments to introduce more policies designed to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.6040
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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