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Green Economy Discourses in the Run-Up to Rio 2012

FFU-Report 07-2011

34 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2012  

Holger Baer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Klaus Jacob

Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science

Stefan Werland

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March, 15 2012

Abstract

The study analyses central contributions to the debate on the concept of a Green Economy in the run-up to the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. It does so by identifying the pillars on which the various understandings of a green economy are based as well as analysing policy concepts published and statements made. It concludes that currently there are three distinguishable discourses on the green economy and that the political challenge for the Rio 20 conference will lie in building bridges between these different understanding to build a consensus. A central role for the EESC is seen in supporting the EU’s role as a role model and helping to build the bridges and adapt the concept in other countries.

Keywords: Green Economy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Civil Society, Rio 20

Suggested Citation

Baer, Holger and Jacob, Klaus and Werland, Stefan, Green Economy Discourses in the Run-Up to Rio 2012 (March, 15 2012). FFU-Report 07-2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2023052

Holger Baer

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Klaus Jacob (Contact Author)

Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science ( email )

14195 Berlin
Germany

Stefan Werland

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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