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Ecological footprint of the richest: Methodology

Introduction This methodology is part of the research on the inequality of overconsumption which attempts to quantify the full ecological footprint of the richest people in different countries around the world. Read a summary of the working paper published by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University (read […]

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Reclaiming the Green Economy (Gaian economics)

Molly Scott Cato / Gaian Economics / September 2012 This blog reveals some of the tensions on how to define the green economy. Cato argues the concept of a green economy has been co-opted to promote a “greener” version of the existing growth model and […]

ETC Group Who will control the Green Economy

Who will control the Green Economy? (ETC)

ETC Group / November 2011 This report argues the “green economy” and the “great green technological transformation” will mean a shift where industrial production is based on biomass instead of fossil fuels. According to ETC Group biomass includes food and fibre crops, grasses, forest residues, […]

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Green Economy – The time to act is now (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / November 2011 Ahead of the UN conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in 2012 representatives from UNEP, academics and business leaders talk about the urgency of a transition to a green economy. Achim Steiner (United Nations Environment Programme Executive […]

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The Green Economy Pocketbook (Green Economy Coalition)

Green Economy Coalition / June 2012 This pocketbook argues for the transition to a green economy to tackle the economic recession and severe degradation of the environment. The Green Economy Coalition brings together different actors including research institutes, NGOs, UN organisations, business and trade unions. Read report […]

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Green Growth: The What, Why and How (Paul Ekins)

Paul Ekins / Gresham College Lecture / December 2012 Update: Read Paul Ekins article on Green Economy: the what, why and how published in September 2013 Professor Paul Ekins (University College London) presents his ideas on the green economy and green growth. Why green growth? The […]

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Declaration of the People’s Summit at Rio+20

Civil Society People’s Summit / Rio de Janeiro / June 2012 Final Declaration of the People’s Summit at Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice in Defense of the Commons, against the Commodification of Life.   Key paragraphs of the civil society statement include: Social and […]

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