DOI: 10.12924/cis2019.07010005 |Publication Date: 2 April 2019

A Review of 'Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives'

Tavis Potts
University of Aberdeen, Department of Geography and Environment, Aberdeen, UK
Abstract: This is a challenging book. It tests the reader on a number of fronts including a series of intensive theoretical discourses on the political economy of the green economy, a critique of the neoliberal green growth agenda, and the uncomfortable proposition that the trajectory offered by the green economy has significant implications for the equitable development of society. The ultimatum of the book suggests that the proposed solutions are politically difficult and involve radical social change.

Keywords: green growth; green economy; low carbon; just transitions; sustainable development goals


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