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Anil Markandya

Blueprint for a Green Economy, 1989

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Anil Markandya (born 1945) is an environmental economist who has worked in this field for over thirty years and is acknowledged as one of the leading authorities. Markandya graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Econometrics in 1968 and was awarded his PhD on the Economics of the Environment in 1974. He has held academic positions at the universities of Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard in the US and at University College London and Bath University in the UK. He holds a chair of economics at the University of Bath in the UK and is a programme leader for the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in International Energy Markets.

Mankandya has published widely in the areas of climate change, environmental valuation, environmental policy, energy and environment, green accounting, macroeconomics and trade. He was a lead author for one of the chapters of the Third Assessment Report on Climate Change (2001). Markandya has been an advisor to many national and international organisations, including all the international development banks, UNDP, the EU and the governments of India and the UK. At the World Bank, he has worked closely with many governments in Central Europe and the former Soviet Union on Environmental and Energy Policy. 

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Anil Markandya: Part 1, The Environmental Economics Movement

In this video, Anil Markandya, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about the environmental economics movement with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 11 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Anil Markandya: Part 2, Valuing the Environment

In this video, Anil Markandya, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about valuing the environment with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 11 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Anil Markandya: Part 3, Policy Impacts and Implications

In this video, Anil Markandya, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about policy impacts and implications with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 11 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Anil Markandya: Part 4, Property Rights, National Accounting and the Environment

In this video, Anil Markandya, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about property rights, national accounting and the environment with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 11 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Anil Markandya: Part 5, China and Climate Change

In this video, Anil Markandya, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about China and climate change with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 11 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Anil Markandya: Part 6, Biodiversity, Water and a Tribute to David Pearce

In this video, Anil Markandya, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about biodiversity and water with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, and gives a tribute to David Pearce, on 11 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

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Sustainable Development: Economics and Enviornment in the Third World (Pearce, Barbier and Markandya, Earthscan, 2000)

Blueprint for a Sustainable Economy (Pearce and Markandya, Earthscan, 2004)

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