Understanding green growth and climate-compatible development
The OECD (2010) has claimed that “the financial and economic crisis has provided the opportunity for policy interventions aimed at encouraging recovery and renewed growth on more environmentally and socially sustainable grounds”.
While in saying so the OECD evidently has crisis-hit industrialised countries in mind, the green-growth agenda has also extended to emerging markets and least-developed countries.
In spite of this surge in political interest, however, the empirical and theoretical foundations for the design of green-growth policies are still weak.
This theme will examine claims for green growth and jobs using analytical and empirical approaches within economics, as well as evaluating in an interdisciplinary manner how green growth could be operationalised in important case-study contexts, including the UK labour market, Chinese cities and rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.