34. International Public Finance Conference
Transition From Economic Growth to Green Growth: Green BudgetingFatma Yapıcı
The 20th century has been a period in which the nations have made remarkable progress in terms of economic, social and technological aspects, and the national incomes rose rapidly especially for the nations that completed the industrialization process in the early period. While all these advances have taken place rapidly, the capacity of the environment, which is the area where the natural resources and the constant interaction with the nations and constitute the direct source of all the lives and activities of the nations, have been ignored. Within the framework of this view, all living and non-living beings in the world have been used for the welfare and happiness of communities. Today, the effects and possible consequences of the natural resources put forward by the scientific circles, the reduction of biodiversity, acid rains, deforestation, depletion of the ozone layer, environmental pollution, and finally global climate changes, also called global warming, began to change the view of the environment from the utilitarian to the ecological-centered view. This study aims to signify “green budgeting” as a tool to states in accordance with the ecological perspective against environmental problems and to demonstrate the tool components of green budgets. In the study, firstly the rationale of green budgeting will be mentioned and the components and necessities of green budgeting will be indicated. As a result, our evaluations and suggestions on green budgeting will be given.