Public Services International on the Green Economy

07 June 2013
One definition of the Green Economy is: “An economy that results in improved human well-being and reduced inequalities over the long term, while not exposing future generations to significant environmental risks and ecological scarcity.”

It is a different concept than Green Growth, which “emphasizes environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development.”

The green economy is one which seeks to strengthen the environmental and social pillars of sustainability (the other pillar is economic).  The question is being asked is whether this is even feasible in an economic system which encourages over-consumption and accumulation. 

For the public sector, there are many implications of the move towards green economy policies and programmes.

For more information: PSI on the Green Economy

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