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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.”

Green Growth Knowledge Platform


The GGKP was established in January 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. It is a global network that “offers practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and […]

Pro-poor, Inclusive Green Growth (GGGI)

Pro-poor, Inclusive Green Growth

This report states that: “for green growth to fulfill its promise” it needs to “address the drivers of poverty and social exclusion”. It argues that green growth policies need to get support from across society to pressure policymakers to act.

Introductory Learning Materials on Green Economy (PAGE)

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Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) / 2016 These introductory learning materials provide basic information about different areas of the green economy. PAGE notes that “green economy is gaining momentum and attracting the attention of policy-makers, civil society stakeholders, and business agents from around […]

Contemporary Discourses of Green Political Economy (Hayley Stevenson)

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A study into the diverse perspectives on how we should pursue economic development under conditions of continuing environmental degradation. The aim is to look beyond labels of ‘green economy’, ‘harmony with nature’, ‘sustainable development’ etc. to identify genuine points of agreement and disagreement.

The politics of green transformations

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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”

The Green Shock Doctrine (GJEP)

(Global Justice Ecology Project)

This report strongly criticises the green economy arguing it is a false solution to address climate change. GJEP say it is too late to simply reform the global economy. It needs to be transformed.

Green Economy Report (UNEP)

UNEP Green Economy Report

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 […]

Green economy in the south conference

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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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