Many articles on the compatibility between growth and environmental preservation provide one single view and use particular concepts. Indeed, debates between advocates and opponents of economic growth are usually unfruitful since people do not talk the same language. The aim of this paper is to provide some clarification in this debate by offering a systematic comparison of perspectives on the basis of a benchmark economic-environmental framework.

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