Tracing the Limits of the Green Economy
11 Pages Posted: 14 May 2012
Date Written: May 14, 2012
This paper was presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law as part of a panel considering the 2012 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development. It critiques the "Green Economy," a theme of the Rio 20 Conference, by emphasizing the core indeterminancy of the concept. The paper points out some key definitional issues that must be resolved if the "Green Economy" is going to be more than a contentless slogan.
Keywords: Rio 20, sustainable development, green economy, palm oil, international law, Rio Convention, sustainability
JEL Classification: D63, F10, K10, K32, K33, N10, N40, N50, O13, O19, Q15, Q28
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