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 Explore Resources
  • Why Green Economy

    Which Green Economy?

    What should a green economy look like in practice?

  • Windturbines Greeneconomy


    The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies

  • Valuing Nature

    Protecting the environment by fully recognising its value

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The inequality of overconsumption: The ecological footprint of the richest

Ecological impact of the richest

Extreme inequality and the wealth concentrated in the hands of the richest 1% is gaining increasing attention. However, these debates often do not include discussion of unsustainable levels of consumption (referred to as overconsumption) that are contributing to dangerous climate change and another potential mass extinction.

Why Green Economy? Blog

The politics of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


What were the key debates at the heart of the process to agree on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Central areas of contention included how to interpret the universal nature of the SDGs and who will fund their implementation.

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