23 February 2017
Green Economy - Can It Work? book presentations
Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:30 - 14:00
UNOG Library Events Room B-135
Palais des Nations, Geneva
The overstepping of a number of planetary boundaries and the tremendous challenges resulting from climate change appear to require rapid far-going changes in our socio-economic system and development model. They call into question the global equality of opportunity for prosperity. They are also a huge developmental challenge for all countries, but particularly for the global South and a question of life and death for some developing countries.
Against this background, the question arises whether the “green economy” and its DNA “green growth” is indeed a feasible concept and approach for the future.
Vicente Paolo Yu, Deputy Executive Director, South Centre
Lili Fuhr, co- author of "Inside the Green Economy: Promises and Pitfalls",
issued by the Heinrich Boell Foundation
Ulrich Hoffmann, co-author of "Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives",
publication resulting from the UN University Project on Green Growth
Ben Simmons, Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Francesco Pisano, Director, UNOG Library
For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory.
Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 23 February 2017.