For some the green economy is the answer to the world's economic and environmental crises, while for others it is a false solution.
Why Green Economy? is a space to share ideas from across the world on a new economic model to tackle climate change and protect the environment.
Read summaries of key materials on the links between the environment, climate change, energy and economics.
Introduction to the green economy
What should a green economy look like in practice?
The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies
Protecting the environment by fully recognising its value
Why Green Economy? Blog
Fossil fuel divestment campaigns are gathering momentum. What if investors were convinced to divest? In the long-term they will probably shift their investments to renewable energy but we cannot rely on the assumption that divesting from fossil fuels will automatically reduce global emissions fast enough to tackle climate change. This is because investors may switch to carbon intensive non-energy investments and might not choose the cleanest forms of renewable energy.