Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives (Library Talk)

  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•03•30    18:00 - 19:30

    On 30 March 2016, the UNU Library in Tokyo will host a launch of the book Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives (by Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai, and Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira; Zed Books, February 2016).

    The discourse of “green growth” has recently gained ground in environmental governance deliberations and policy proposals. It is presented as a fresh and innovative agenda centred on the deployment of engineering sophistication, managerial acumen, and market mechanisms to redress the environmental and social derelictions of the existing development model. But the green growth project is deeply inadequate, whether assessed against criteria of social justice or the achievement of sustainable economic life upon a materially finite planet. 

    This volume outlines three main lines of critique: it traces the development of the green growth discourse in the capacity of ideology, unpicks and explains the contradictions within a series of prominent green growth projects, and weighs the merits and demerits of alternative strategies and policies. 
    The speaker will be Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira (MIT-UTM Visiting Scholar; former Assistant Director and Senior Research Fellow at UNU-IAS). Christopher Doll (Research Fellow at UNU-IAS) will act as a discussant.
    This event will be in English only. Advance registration is required.
    For more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website. 
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