International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

"Is the Concept of a Green Economy a Useful Way of Framing Policy Discussions and Policymaking to Promote Sustainable Development?"

Authors

Sheng Fulai, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
Gary Flomenhoft, University of Vermont
Timothy Downs, Clark University
Maángeles Grande-Ortiz, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Dana Graef, Yale University
Bert Scholtens, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Arthur P.J. Mol, The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice Routledge
David Sonnenfeld, The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice Routledge
Gert Spaargaren, The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice Routledge
Rajeev Goel, Illinois State University
Edward W.T. Hsieh, California State University, Los Angeles
Serban Scrieciu, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
Reinhard Steurer, InFER - Institute of Forest
Christine Polzin, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Austria
Genia Kostka, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Tiho Ancev, The University of Sydney
Elke Pirgmaier, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Austria
Frank Boons, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Karl Henrik Robèrt, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola
Christopher Bryant, University of Montreal
Ke Zhou, Renmin University of China
Surya Raj Acharya, Institute for Transport Policy Studies
David Huberman, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Denis Sonwa, Center for International Forestry Research
Michelle Mycoo, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Dabo Guan, University of Cambridge
Klaus Hubacek, University of Maryland, College Park
U. Rashid Sumaila, The University of British Columbia
Hector Lopez-Ruiz, CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
G. Jason Jolley, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Michael Dougherty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
André Francisco Pilon, Universidade de São Paulo
Ravi Prakash, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In this article, the authors discuss the use of green economy to promote sustainable development. Research and Partnerships Unit Head Sheng Fulai states that sustainable development is composed of economic, social and environmental development. Furthermore, it features Research and Partnerships associate Gary Flomenhoft who believes that green economy is useful when it deals with factors such as distribution of wealth and throughput of materials and energy.

Publication Title

Natural Resources Forum

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

63

Last Page

72

ISSN

0165-0203

DOI

10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01347.x

Keywords

sustainable development, ecology, economic development, economic policy, wealth, materials

Disciplines

Development Studies | Environmental Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

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