Green Economics Reader




The Green Economics Reader is a collection of essays, speeches and articles from leading green economists, Green Economists, and also green professionals, and philosophers on environmental change, scientific theory and philosophy in Green Economics.

Green Economics as a discipline is outlined and described, and provides the reader with well-thought out practical answers to existing and future problems by incorporating knowledge and complex interactions into an exciting and up to the minute understanding of the issues that the world is facing.

The work of the Green Economics Institute (GEI) has given rise to the global movement known as Green Economics and the Green Economy. It was the aim and the achievement of The Green Economics Institute to turn the vision of a few campaigners and innovators into a massive global movement for change, one which has been taken up by almost all global transnational institutions and governments.

This book is the first volume to bring these core ideas to the general reader and to provide an insight into the development, theory and features of Green Economics.Green Economics is based on a completely innovative assessment of the problems, options and solutions available to society, which is needed to deal with the challenges of the rapidly changing fragile and vulnerable physical and social environments, which we face.

It is a beacon of hope for addressing the related crises of climate, biodiversity loss, species extinction and the global economic downturn. Green Economics also highlights the need for a progressive approach, involving the complex mesh of both social and environmental justice, as the key to solving the economic problems of the Age of Austerity.

Table of Contents: Part One – Concepts: establishing the Green Economics discipline: what is green economics and how it can make a difference

Part Two – Developments in Green Economics: essays on the development and background of green economics as a discipline, issues and philosophy in green economics, and the green economics response to environmental and economic crises.

Part Three – Green Economics in Context: solutions to problems today, perspectives, and on the financial crises.

Part Four – Green Economics and Education: pedagogy and the importance of teaching young people Part Five – Case Studies: Green economics in action in Ethiopia, women’s unequal pay, green jobs and green careers, Galapagos and China.

Authors of this the first book in the series include: Naomi Baster (Scotland -Orkney), Katie Black (UK), Sophie Billington, (UK), Rosita Bujkaite, (Lithuania) Michele Gale D’Oliviera (USA and Brazil),Volker Heinemann (Uk and Germany),Kristina Jociute (Lithuania), Miriam Kennet,(UK), Mahalet Alemayehu Mekonnen, (Ethiopia), Jack Reardon, (USA) Oliver Tickell,(UK) Miriam Prasse (Germany) Sandra Ries, |(Denmark and New Zealand), Grit Silberstein (Galapagos).

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 the principal structure for a modern economy that accepts the pressing changes that are required to the 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 Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Green Economics.

Michelle Gale¬† is on the board of the Green Economics Institute, UK, and is in the International Relations Department at Richmond, the American International University in London (RAIUL) and lives in the remote rainforest in Brazil. She is currently editor of the Green Economics Institute’s members’ magazine, The Green Economist, as well as the Editor of this current climate change special issue of 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 and chair of the Gender Equity Forum at RAIUL.Recently, she recently 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 is a regular speaker at international conferences. She researches women’s unequal pay and poverty in Brazil. cuador and Germany),

Enrico Tezza (Italy), Jeff Turk (Belgium and Slovenia) Professor Lu Wei (China).