Friday, July 1, 2016

Inside the Green Economy - promises and pitfalls in 9 theses | Heinrich Böll Foundation

The green economy is being put forward as a model to solve ecological and economic crises. But can it really deliver? Thomas Fatheuer, Lili Fuhr and Barbara Unmüßig of the Heinrich Böll Foundation set out to explore the underlying assumptions, hypotheses and propositions of the green economy and to spell out their consequences in the real world.

The authors call for radical realism and the courage to recognize the complexity of the global crises. They assert that the great task will be to continue the project of modernity, embracing the latest knowledge about planetary boundaries as well as the old vision of broad democratic participation and an end to poverty and injustice. Red more: