Green Development, Natural Resource Financialization and Emerging Conflict in Southern Africa with Examples from Implementation Contexts in Madagascar, Tanzania and South Africa (Amber Huff)

In this report, the terms ‘green economy’ and ‘green growth’ are used at times to reference the same thing – to refer to the common dominant principles of these approaches, namely: Environmentally sustainable economic growth – the idea that economic growth and environmental integrity can be complementary and achievable goals within the appropriate market and regulatory contexts. Socially inclusive green growth – the idea that green economic growth should be pro-poor and maximise both immediate and local benefits to reduce poverty and vulnerability. Universality – the idea that transitions to green economies should be universal to realise a cumulative global transition towards sustainability Flexibility – there is no single green growth model; green economic strategies will vary by region and country based on context, capabilities, preferences and funding.

in: IDS Evidence Report 148, IDS, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex 2015.

IDS, Brighton, Sussex/NRI, Greenwich


Created Date: 21-10-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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