Green Economics: Voices of Africa (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
220
Utgivningsdatum
2011-11-13
Förlag
The Green Economics Institute
Illustrationer
20 photos
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Paperback / softback
ISBN
9781907543098
Green Economics: Voices of Africa (häftad)

Green Economics: Voices of Africa

Green Economics:a Beacon of Hope for Africa

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Green Economics is concerned with establishing definitions of an overall well- being and happiness for all people everywhere and the planet and earth systems, rather than deriving simplistic quantitative statistics. The purpose of economics is redefined, positive and normative statements are clearly differentiated and a distinction is made between destruction on the one hand, calculated and hidden as economic "growth" and true growth and abundance of natural resources for people and nature on the other hand. Green Economics is reworking the philosophy behind economic theory, adding more recent philosophical discourses and ideas of "difference". It builds on its enlightenment roots, adding feminism, postmodernism, and ideas about institutions and scientific investigations. It adds back the social and ethical element to decision making, while acknowledging the pivotal role of women and nature in real wealth creation. Green Economics opposes the simplistic undifferentiated growth imperative and many of the uncritical technical and social methods of economic propositions currently dominating economics but which are implicated in Global Environmental Change (GEC) and poverty.History, time, social and environmental justice are all incorporated back into the discourse to develop a truly "real" social and natural science, together with new learning from environmental science and philosophy. The Institute critically discusses Green Economics alternatives. The Green Economics discipline is in the process of being shaped and is undergoing rapid development. Green Economics builds on insights from environmental and ecological economics, feminist theory, welfare economics, development economics, post structuralism and post Keynesian ideas, but moves beyond them to create a discipline that seeks to nurture new alternatives based on inter-generational equity and social and environmental justice. It is a discipline which replaces stewardship, dominion and dominance over other people, nature, the planet and its processes, with an economics philosophy which shows concern for and co-operation with each other and acknowledges its embededness within nature. It also seeks to provide actual benefit for other people, non human species, the earth systems, and planetary processes rather than using them simply as disposable supplies or resources for the economy.Key ideas include provisioning for all people everywhere, other species, nature, the planet and its systems, and always considering that everyone and everything on the planet has economics needs, impacts and responsibilities. All decision making and activities are based on the complex mesh of social and environmental justice. Green Economics is the economics of doing and the economics of sharing with everyone and everything on the planet. Humans can't survive on their own - we need each other and we need other species. A Green Economics perspective no longer uses other things on the planet as throw away inputs or resources to the economy but as beneficiaries of the economics of sharing and of economics transactions. This is a unique and innovative stance in economics! This book is the first volume to bring these core ideas to the general reader and to provide an insight into its development, theory and features.
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List of Contributors Priscilla Alderson is Professor of Childhood Studies, Institute of Education, University of London. Her sociology research includes work on children's rights, competence and consent, the views and experiences of children with long-term illness or disability and services for them, ethics and methods of social research. She teaches on an MA about the sociology of childhood and children's rights. Details of 300 publications are on www.ioe.ac.uk/ssru. Rosita Bujokaite is at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. She specialises macroeconomic analysis and economic politics. Her main topics of interest are related to economic crisis phenomenon and crisis management as well as the economic anti-crisis politics. She is participating in the activity of Lithuanian NGO Kaunas Club "The Economists" and is a member of Lithuanian economic association (LEA). She is a member and economics advisor to the Green Economics Institute. Dr Susan Canney is a lecturer at Oxford University and a researcher of elephants and biodiversity in Mahli. Graciela Chichilnisky created the formal theory of sustainable development and the concept of Basic Needs (Chichilnisky1976, 1996, 1997). She is the architect of the Kyoto Protocol's carbon market and acted as a lead author of the IPCC, which received the 2007 Nobel Prize. Dr. Chichilnisky is a Professor of Economics and Statistics and Director of Columbia Consortium for Risk Management (CCRM) at Columbia University, New York. Eleni Courea lives in Cyprus but is of Greek, English, Scottish and Indian background. She brings a young scholar's perspective to questions of the importance of geography to green economics. She has participated in several conferences around the world, including World Individual Public Speaker and Debating Championships in Brisbane, Australia (2011) and The Hague International Model United Nations in the Netherlands (2011). She also organised the Youth Voice Conference in Cyprus (2011). Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira is a Director of the Green Economics Institute, UK. She studied at International Relations Department at Richmond, the American International University in London (RAIUL), is currently at SOAS, London University and lives in the remote rainforest in Brazil. She has edited the Green Economics Institute's members' magazine, The Green Economist, and is a deputy editor for the International Journal of Green Economics. Her writing has been featured in Europe's World, one of the foremost European policy magazines. She lectures and speaks on Environmental and Social Justice, Gender Equity, and International Development from a Green Economics perspective. She is founder/ chair of the Gender Equity Forum. She organised a Green Economics conference on women's unequal pay and poverty in Reading, UK, and lectured on green economics in Berlin, Germany, at retreats in Glastonbury, UK, and and the American University in FYRO Macedeonia. She is a regular speaker at international conferences, and was on the Green Economics Institute's Delegation to Copenhagen COP15 Kyoto Conference and headed up its delegation to Cancun Mexico COP16 Kyoto Conference. . Volker Heinemann is an economist who studied at the Universities of Goettingen, Kiel and Nottingham. He is a specialist in international and developing economics, monetary economics and macroeconomic theory and policy. He is author of the book "Die Oekonomie der Zukunft," "The Economy of the Future," a book outlining a green structure for a contemporary economy that accepts the pressing changes that are needed to outdated current economic thinking. He is co-founder and Director and CFO of the Green Economics Institute, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, trained at PWC and other major Institutions and is a Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Green Economics. He is a popular radio and TV speaker in Europe and a former Die Gr

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Contents Page Part 1 Introduction 1. Towards the development of a Green Economic Model (GEM) that benefits Africa's people and natural environment By Isayvani Naicker 2. Greening the Academy - Latest Developments and Issues in Environmental Economics By Miriam Kennet and Michele Gale D'Oliveira Part 2 Global Environmental Change 3. The South African Millennium Dilemma: Sustainable Development By Mzoxolo Elliot Mbiko 4. Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Mitigating Greener Approach of Green Wall Sahara Nigeria Programme By Chidi Magnus Onuoha1 and Dr Nicholas Ozor 5. Population and Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa By Nathan Hayes 6. Sustainable development and poverty reduction in Nigeria By Chidi M. Onuoha 7. Negative Carbon and the Green Power Fund By Graciela Chichilnisky Part 3 Corruption and Political Change 8. Denying Oil Exploitation and Corruption in the Niger Delta By Grimot Nane Part 4 Equality 9. Determinants and Impacts of Poverty in Nigeria By Grit Silberstein Part 5 Case Studies 10. Green Development Paradigms: A Zimbabwean Example By Adrian Nel 11. Agricultural practices in the department Nyong and So'o, Central Cameroon: Issues and changes over the past last decades by Pauline Mouret 12. Community forestry, an innovative concept developed by Cameroonian government to tackle the challenge of rural development By Achille Tuete 13. Green Economics in Action- A case study of Ethiopia By Mahelet Alemayehu Mekonnen 14. General Equilibrium: Empirical evidence in football By Mzoxolo Elliot Mbiko 15. Mineral exploitation and sustainable Development (case of Democratic Republic of Congo) By Freddy Tshibundu Shamwana 16. The Concept of Development: it is illusive for the people of the Democratic of Republic of Congo? By Freddy Tshibundu Shamwana 17. Green economics working for elephants and people in the Sahel of Mali By Dr Susan Canney