By Barbara Unmüßig and Lili Fuhr and Thomas Fatheuer – January, 2016
The authors call for radical realism and the courage to recognize the complexity of the global crises. They assert that the key will be to keep advancing the project of the modern era while taking our current knowledge of the planet’s boundaries and a vision of broad democratic participation and the end of poverty and injustice into account.
By Victor Anderson - Anglia Ruskin University – February, 2015
A new version of the influential ‘planetary boundaries’ analysis was published in January. Many of the authors are the same as those who wrote the key Rockstrom et al articles in 2009. They have not changed the overall picture fundamentally, but they have taken into account a great deal of recent science and many of the criticisms which the original analysis provoked.
By Victor Anderson - Anglia Ruskin University – May, 2013
The problematic question of ‘green growth’ is on the agenda for a new study of the world economy and environment being carried out at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. The project revisits the issues raised by the classic 1972 ‘Limits to Growth’ book – but this time with more information, better computing power, and more understanding of some of the scientific questions involved.
By Kimbowa Richard - Uganda Coalition – December, 2012
Many economists and policy makers now advocate a fundamental shift towards ‘green growth’ as the new, qualitatively-different growth paradigm, based on enhanced material/resource/energy efficiency and drastic changes in the energy mix. But challengers say it is a reductionist approach that needs to look at broader issues. But a number of global initiatives and discussions on advancing green growth are already underway targeting rich, middle income and developing countries alike.
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