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Economic Growth, Climate Change, and Obesity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dimitrios Minos



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).


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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Author(s): Minos D, Butzlaff I, Demmler MK, Rischke R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Obesity Reports

Year: 2016

Volume: 5

Issue: 4

Pages: 441-448

Print publication date: 01/12/2016

Online publication date: 06/10/2016

Acceptance date: 30/09/2016

Date deposited: 06/12/2016

ISSN (electronic): 2162-4968

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s13679-016-0234-7


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