Dossier: Inside the Green Economy
Originally, the Green Economy was meant to create the political space for a deeper conversation. Yet, as argued in this book, such a conversation must go beyond a shallow ‘economisation’ of nature and quick techno-fixes.
- TIM JACKSON
Rethinking the Green Economy - Which economic model do we need for social and ecological justice? This and other questions were discussed by Tim Jackson, author of "Prosperity Without Growth", and Gerhard Schick, author of "Machtwirtschaft – nein danke!" with the authors of Inside the Green Economy. The event on 19 September 2016 was facilitated by Petra Pinzler.
Interview with Tim Jackson
It’s a combination of ecological, social and indeed economic and financial reasons why we have to end up looking at shifting that model of how we understand the economy. We need a transformation.
Reviews on the Book
"Inside the Green Economy is a wonderful critique of the alternative program we have embraced: timid, we have prostrated ourselves to the economic illusion of consensus and the chimera of growth. [...] If it is not to be a complete political suicide then we must first challenge the mythology that the market will save us. Inside the Green Economy is a clarion call for why this must be our fight if we are to survive on this planet." Graham Bracken
Theses & Articles
There is no plausible scenario that credibly combines growth, an absolute reduction of environmental consumption and more global justice in a world of nine billion people.
Innovations change our lives, but they do not work miracles. Nuclear technology did not solve the world’s energy problem, nor did the green revolution end world hunger.