Friday, April 15, 2011

Q&A: What is a "Green Economy?"

The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a “Green Economy,” one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and economic growth What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there? World Resources Institute (WRI) Managing Director Manish Bapna responds to some of the most commonly-asked questions:

- What is a Green Economy?
- What does a Green Economy look like?
- How does Green Economy differ from previous efforts to promote sustainability – what
is new?
- What are some of the concerns and tensions with the concept of a Green Economy?
- What are the challenges to a transition to a Green Economy, and what will make it

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