Stakeholder Forum's first podcast in a series that run up to Rio+20 Summit , recorded April 14th, features Tim Jenkins, who manages the Great Transition Initiatives work at the New Economics Foundation including the development of a new economic model, establishing a new economic commission; Victor Anderson, Senior Economist at WWF and author of Alternative Indicators and Manager of Prosperity without growth; and Phillip Pearson, Senior Policy Officer at the Trade Union Council's Economic and Social Affairs Department, to get to grips with the concept of a green economy.
Beyond the policy jargon, this discussion sought to focus on some pretty fundamental questions about the notion of a green economy: From where has the term come? Does it offer anything new? How far are we from a green economy at present? What do we need to do to get there? Does it really promise growth as well as environmental sustainability? More