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Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Myths of a Green Economy

Greenpeace and global trade unions have slammed as a 'missed opportunity' the Rio+20 UN climate change summit, which ended on Friday.

In a discussion paper written to mark the summit, Ulrich Brand of Germany's Rosa Luxemburg Foundation questions the magic formula of the green economy - 'people have been rhapsodising over the greening of capitalism. At the same time it is clear that somehow sustainable development is not faring so well. CO2 emissions are increasing. Biological diversity is contracting. Famine, impoverishment and social inequality are increasing in many countries'