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Economic Growth and Clean Water in the Göta River - A Pilot Study of Collective Action and the Environmental Kuznets Curve 1895-2000


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Title: Economic Growth and Clean Water in the Göta River - A Pilot Study of Collective Action and the Environmental Kuznets Curve 1895-2000
Authors: Granér, Staffan
Rönnbäck, Klas
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Papers in Economic History
15
Keywords: Economic History
Environmental history
Environmental pollution
Water quality
Environmental Kuznets curve
Sweden
Göta älv
Abstract: Because of a growing population and industrialization, total pollution levels in many water-courses around the world have increased considerably for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the last few decades, however, the trend of increasing water pollution has been turned in many industrialized countries, delinking economic growth from environmental pollution. This is in essence one aspect of what many environmental economists call an ‘environmental Kuznets curve’. The research questio... more
ISSN: 1653-1000
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/27779
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