(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Green growth or ecological commodification : debating the green economy in the global south

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BROWN E. (1) ; CLOKE J. (2) ; GENT D. (2) ; JOHNSON P.H. (3) ; HILL C. ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Loughborough University, Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Loughborough Univ., Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Durham Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines recent institutional thinking on the green economy and the implications of official understandings and structuration of a green economy for the global South. The analysis is substantiated through two illustrative Latin American examples: the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor and green economy initiatives in Brazil. These suggest that, if the green economy is to address global challenges effectively, it must be conceptualized as more than a bolt-on to existing globalizing capitalism and encompass more critical understandings of the complex socio-economic processes through which poverty is produced and reproduced and through which the global environment is being transformed, a critique which also applies to mainstream discourses of sustainable development


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series B. Human geography / ISSN 0435-3684

Editor : Generalstabens litografiska anstlalt, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 96, no3 [pp. 245-259]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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