Blog Posts and Commentaries

Barbier, E.B. 2022. "Transitioning to green energy is key to both tackling climate change and creating sustainable economies. Here's why." World Economic Forum July 11, 2022.

Edward B. Barbier and Joanne C. Burgess. 2021. Economics of Peatlands Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainable Management - A Policy Report for the Global Peatlands Initiative. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi.

Barbier, E.B. 2021. "Guest Blog: What Does the Biden Administration Mean for Global Climate Action?" Smart Prosperity Institute January 18, 2021.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "Ten years to restore a planet – Ecosystem economics." One Earth 3(6):647-652.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "Building a Greener Recovery: Lessons from the Great Recession." Covid-19 Green Recovery Working Paper Series. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva, Switzerland. October 5, 2020.

Barbier, E.B., S. Troëng, C.M. Rodriguez. 2020. "Down to Earth: Conservation and COVID-19". State. The Magazine of the Colorado State University System. September 8, 2020

Iverson, T.W. and E.B. Barbier. 2020. "National and Sub-National Social Distancing Responses to COVID-19." CESifo Working Paper No. 8452 Center for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute, Munich, Germany, July 2020.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "Digital Dialogue No. 5: Scaling up Coastal Ecosystem Protection" Digital Dialogues, Wharton Risk Center, University of Pennsylvania July 23, 2020.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "Guest Blog: Greening the Economic Recovery." Smart Prosperity Institute July 14, 2020.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. Here's how to deliver a green recovery for the G20 economies. World Economic Forum Agenda July 14, 2020.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "Are tropical ecosystems the new frontline against COVID-19?" Green Economy Coalition July 14, 2020.

Troëng, S., E.B. Barbier, C.M. Rodriguez. 2020. "The COVID-19 pandemic is not a break for nature – let’s make sure there is one after the crisis." World Economic Forum May 20, 2020.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "Grappling with the Water Paradox." Nature Research Sustainability Community April 2, 2020.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "The Revival of the Green New Deal." Cambridge Core Blog March 26, 2020.

Barbier, E.B. 2020. "The Coronavirus Pandemic Should Focus Our Attention on the Water Crisis." Nature Research Sustainability Community March 20, 2020.

Barbier, E.B. and S. Troëng. 2020. "Carbon taxes are key to stop deforestation." Climate Home News February 13, 2020

Barbier, E.B. 2019. "The Fall and Rise of the Green New Deal," Public Administration Review Bully Pulpit Symposium on "The Green New Deal: Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy", July 16, 2019.

Barbier, E.B. 2019. "Rethinking how we pay for conserving global biodiversity." Atlas of Science, June 27, 2019.

Barbier, E.B. 2019. "America can afford a Green New Deal – here’s how." The Conversation, February 26, 2019.

Barbier, E.B. 2019. "Water is scarce. So why is it underpriced?" CityMetric, 1 February 2019.

Burgess, J.C. and E.B. Barbier. 2018. "Why companies should help pay for the biodiversity that’s good for their bottom line." The Conversation, November 30, 2018.

Barbier, E.B. 2018. "Land Degradation and Poverty." Nature Research Sustainability Community, November 13, 2018.

Barbier, E.B. 2018. "Rethinking International Environmental Agreements." Triple Crisis Blog, May 9, 2018.

Barbier, E.B. and T. Iverson. 2018. "There are better ways to foster solar innovation and save jobs than Trump’s tariffs." The Conversation, January 22, 2018.

Barbier, E.B. and T. Iverson. 2017. "Better ways to foster solar innovation and save jobs." The Conversation, December 21, 2017.

Barbier, E.B. 2017. "How Many Hurricanes Must it Take?" Triple Crisis Blog, October 25, 2017.

Barbier, E.B. and J.C. Burgess. 2017. "Economic Principles for Spaceship Earth." EAERE Newsletter, June 2017. (Republished from Resources 194, Spring 2017.

Barbier, E.B. 2016. "Righting the Balance: Overcoming environmental scarcity and inequality through inclusive green growth." Special Issue on "Inclusive Green Economy: Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future." Our Planet, UN Environment Programme, Nairobi, pp. 47-48.

Barbier, E.B. 2015. "Overcoming environmental scarcity and inequality." Making It: Industry for Development. November 20, 2015, pp. 28-29. UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), New York.

Barbier, E.B. 2015. "Nature and Wealth: A Parable from Beijing." China-US Focus, November 10, 2015.