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Inside the Green Economy (HBS)

Inside the Green Economy (HBS)

A central theme of this book is that the “concept of the Green Economy offers a new model, based primarily on large-scale technological solutions. But the Green Economy cares little about politics, barely registers human rights, does not recognize social actors and suggests the possibility of reform without conflict. It suggests that the world as we know it can continue with green growth.”

The introduction notes that: “Green Economy is a source of both hope and controversy. For some, it points the way out of permanent environmental and economic crises and promises to reconcile – a long cherished Utopia – ecology and economics. It fosters the hope that we can hang on to our current high standard of material prosperity.”

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Climate crisis? We can’t solve it without tackling inequality too (Richard Dyer)

Richard Dyer is a campaigner in the Economics and Resources Programme, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is his response to the working paper: The inequality of overconsumption: The ecological footprint of the richest (published in November 2015 by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin […]

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Are some people consuming too much? (Katherine Trebeck)

Katherine Trebeck is Global Research Policy Adviser at Oxfam. This is her response to the working paper: The inequality of overconsumption: The ecological footprint of the richest (published in November 2015 by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University).     The issues of economic inequality and climate change are intrinsically […]

Alex Cobham

Are the 1% eating the planet? (Alex Cobham)

Alex Cobham is director of research at the Tax Justice Network, and a visiting fellow at King’s College London. This is his response to the working paper: The inequality of overconsumption: The ecological footprint of the richest (published in November 2015 by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin […]

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The politics of green transformations

There are growing calls for green transformations. This book explores what this means in practice and who will push it forward. “Transformations are inevitably multiple and contested” and so “politics and power are important to how pathways are shaped, which pathways win out and why, and who benefits from them”

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Ecological footprint of the richest

The working paper The inequality of overconsumption: the ecological footprint of the richest (published in November 2015 by Anglia Ruskin University, UK) includes an exercise that attempts to quantify the ecological footprint of the richest in the United States, Japan, Germany, China, United Kingdom and France.

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Who should value nature? Interview with Pavan Sukhdev

Is valuing nature as natural capital the way to reduce environmental degradation or a dangerous distraction that will commodify the environment? Alongside debates on if we should value natural capital is another question that is very rarely asked: who should value nature? This exclusive interview with Pavan Sukhdev is […]

UNEP Green Economy Report

Green Economy Report (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme / 2011 This landmark report published by the UNEP in 2011 went a long way to putting the concept of the green economy on the international agenda ahead of the Rio+20 conference in 2012. Read report The Green Economy Report argues the reason why there […]

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Green economy in the south conference

The conference will be held between 8-10 July 2014 in Tanzania With its full title of Green Economy in the South: Negotiating Environmental Governance, Prosperity and Development this conference will bring together academics, researchers and civil society organisations to critically discuss the particular impact of […]

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Key messages for COP20 (Social PreCOP)

The Social PreCOP climate change summit brought together representatives of over 40 governments and nearly 80 civil society organisations. The meeting was held in Venezuela between 4- 7 November 2014. It was an unprecedented meeting of grassroots groups with governments in the build up to the official UN climate change negotiations, the next major conference will be held in Peru during December 2014

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