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Economic Growth, Climate Change, and Obesity

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Dimitrios Minos, Iris Butzlaff, Kathrin Maria Demmler, Ramona Rischke

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-448
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent obesity reports
Issue number4
Published1 Dec 2016

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Human and planetary health as well as economic growth are firmly interlinked and subject to complex interaction effects. In this paper, we provide an overview of interlinkages between economic growth, climate change, and obesity focusing on recent advances in the literature. In addition to empirical findings, we discuss different theoretical frameworks used to conceptualize these complex links and highlight policy options and challenges. We conclude that policies addressing both climate change and obesity simultaneously are particularly promising and often suitable for ensuring sustainable development.

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