“Beyond Green Growth? Implications for policy, research, and teaching”

June 6th, 2014, 9-12 am

Clubraum WU Vienna, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Wien


‘Greening’ economic growth has increasingly been replacing the well-worn catchword of sustainable development within national and international policy circles, and amongst those involved or hoping to influence decision-making processes at different levels. The core of the argument is that the growth of modern economies may be sustained or even augmented, whilst policy intervention and government-led action ensure sustained environmental stewardship. But how well are these claims scientifically grounded or supported by evidence, economic theory and applied economic modelling?


The interactive breakfast-type discussion round presents salient findings from a project conducted at the WU with a view towards Austria (and other EU countries) in terms of climate policy commitments. After a short introductory presentation, small groups will be given the chance to interactively discuss relevant questions and express participants` views on the issues. Special consideration will be given to the implications for future research and policy.

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