Possible Utopian scenario – Climate protection at the center of economic policy


Polgári Szemle, 18. évf. 4–6. szám, 2022, 318–324., DOI: 10.24307/psz.2022.1222

Dr. Mátyás Kapa PhD, associate professor, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, (Ez az e-mail-cím a szpemrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.).


The following study presents some possible points of connection between economic policy and environmental protection, partly through practical examples. It also makes an attempt to outline some measures inspired by an economic policy integrated by climate protection, while keeping in mind the generally accepted macroeconomic goals, and to outline their possible effects. In doing so, it raises the possibility of a concept where climate protection is placed at the heart of economic policy objectives by looking at environmental awareness as a new driver sector to fulfil its economic potential. The article does not aim to be exhaustive; its purpose is only to enrich thinking about economic policy using a specific approach.

Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) codes: E61, O13, O44, P48, Q56, Q57

Keywords: economic policy, macroeconomic goals, economic growth, environmental protection, climate efficiency, international competitiveness, innovation