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This new book by Adrian C. Newton and Elena Cantarello provides a comprehensive introduction to the green economy, using a strongly interdisciplinary approach based on environmental science, rather than treating it as a sub-set of economics. The scientific principles of sustainability are presented, which provide the foundations of the green economy, with a particular focus on systems-based approaches. Examples of real-world case studies are used to illustrate how the green economy can be achieved in practice.

Every year, the European Environment Agency seeks to raise awareness around a number of environmental issues through the publication of its annual Signals report. Signals 2014 focuses on the links between our well-being, the economy and the environment. The report explores how our well-being depends on the extraction of resources for the production of essential items such as food, buildings, furniture, electronic devices, and clothes. Yet, our exploitation of resources outpaces the environment’s ability to regenerate them and provide for us.

A recent working paper by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) sets out the essential premise of their ‘Towards A New Social Settlement’ project: that the goals of social justice and environmental sustainability are profoundly connected and interdependent. The paper examines why these goals are linked together and how they affect each other. It then explores the implications for policy and practice, arguing that a new social settlement cannot depend on continuing economic growth.

Natural Capital Summit- ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’

By Bridget Elliott on 19th August 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:00

British Library, London, UK

This report by the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative is the first comprehensive international assessment of lessons from experiences of pursuing green growth across all levels of government and all regions. It engaged 75 authors in evaluating more than 60 programs around the world. The report focuses on nine interlinked elements that are commonly used by governments in green growth analysis, planning, implementation, and monitoring. The authors identified specific good practices and lessons for each of these nine key elements.

A new report by Natural England demonstrates the benefits of the natural environment to people. The report reviews evidence across a wide range of themes, including economic growth, health, social cohesion and resilience to climate change.

DYNAMIX project newsletter

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Research and Resources

DYNAMIX is an EU-funded FP7 research project which aims to identify dynamic and robust policy mixes that can lead to decoupling the environmental impact of resource use from economic growth in the European Union. A newsletter outlining the most recent project findings has just been released.

The Eco Technology Show 2014

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:30 to Friday, June 27, 2014 - 16:30

Brighton, UK

A new report by the Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) explores renewable energy policy in India and the contribution it has made to green growth. The report is one in a series of studies that will examine existing policies, and the lessons that they suggest for policy-makers seeking to target the development of green industries.

GreenEcoNet Annual Conference

By Bridget Elliott on 13th May 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00

Brussels, Belgium