Edward BarbierEdward Barbier is an environmental and resource economist. He holds the title of University Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University.
Barbier is known, since 1989, for the promotion valuation frameworks for valuing nature in economic terms. In 2009, He authored the United Nations’ Global Green New Deal, which connected environmentalism to an economic price. In 2010, he wrote ''A Global Green New Deal: Rethinking the Economic Recovery'', which connected the environment to climate change to human energy and water security, and to human poverty.
Barbier has influenced international environmental policy, including influence with the Australian Greens Party. Provided by Wikipedia