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Edward B. Barbier

Blueprint for a Green Economy, 1989

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Edward B. Barbier is an environmental and resource economist, with more than 20 years of experience, working mainly on the economics of environment and development issues. Barbier is currently the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming. He was formerly at the Environment Department, University of York, UK and previously served as Director of the London Environmental Economics Centre of the International Institute for Environment and Development and University College London.

Barbier's applied work has focused particularly on issues of land degradation, wildlife management, trade and natural resources, coastal and wetland use, tropical deforestation, biological invasions and biodiversity loss. He has served as a consultant for a variety of national, international and non-governmental agencies, including many United Nations organisations and the World Bank.

Barbier has written or edited fifteen books in the economics of environment and development field, and has been published extensively in both academic and popular journals. One of his recent books is Natural Resources and Economic Development (2005). He has served on the editorial boards of several leading economics and natural science journals, and he appears in the 4th edition of Who's Who in Economics.    

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Edward B. Barbier: Part 1, The Background to Blueprint for a Green Economy

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about the background to Blueprint for a Green Economy with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Edward B. Barbier: Part 2, The Environmental Economics Movement

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, 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 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Edward B. Barbier: Part 3, Environmental Valuation

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about environmental valuation with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Edward B. Barbier: Part 4, Policy Impacts and Implications

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, 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 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Edward B. Barbier: Part 5, Eco-taxation and National Accounting

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about eco-taxation and national accounting with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Edward B. Barbier: Part 6, Subsidies and Property Rights

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about subsidies and property rights with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Edward B. Barbier: Part 7, Environmental Impacts and Hope for the Future

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about environmental impacts and hope for the future with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Edward B. Barbier: Part 8, Tribute to David Pearce

In this video, Edward B. Barbier, co-author of Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989), one of the most influential books on sustainability, gives a tribute to David Pearce with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 30 June 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

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