Blueprint 4 continues the theme of Blueprint 2 in looking at the opportunities for using market forces for environmental ends. It assesses a range of possible imaginative 'global bargains', which give all parties a self-interested incentive to improve the global environment. The book begins by reviewing the principle global issues to be addressed, and then explains the mechanisms of resource degradation: how economic systems fail, the operation of trade on the environment and the effects of population growth and consumption patterns. It then shows how environmental value can be captured, and the basis, means and institutions for doing so.

part I|59 pages

Global issues

chapter 1|8 pages

The global commons

chapter 2|17 pages

Climate change

chapter 3|7 pages

The ozone layer

chapter 4|25 pages

Biological diversity

part II|61 pages

Explaining resource degradation

chapter 5|11 pages

The failure of economic systems

chapter 6|32 pages

International trade and the environment

chapter 7|6 pages

Population and poverty

chapter 8|10 pages


part III|74 pages

Capturing global value

chapter 9|14 pages

Global bargains

chapter 11|26 pages

Incremental cost

chapter 12|20 pages

Joint implementation