On 17 January 2018, the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources is hosting an evening seminar on Green Industrial Policy - Concept, Policies, Country Experiences in London, UK.
The seminar will be delivered by Tilman Altenburg and Anna Pegels from the German Development Institute.
Humanity is confronted with profound man-made environmental crises. At the same time, poverty is still widespread. Therefore, we need to tackle a dual challenge: to pursue economic development, particularly solving the problems of deprived segments of societies, while keeping resource consumption and pollution in accordance with the Earth’s biocapacity.
In the report ‘Green Industrial Policy - Concept, Policies, Country Experiences’, produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in partnership with the German Development Institute (DIE) within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), policy options for managing structural change that accounts for both challenges in a harmonised way are explored.
The report aims to provide guidance to policymakers and practitioners as well as to contribute to the academic debate on green transformation strategies. It provides an up-to-date overview of the debate on green industrial policy, explores what countries can gain economically from pursuing environmental integrity, and what policy options are available to accelerate the transformation in ways that enhance well-being and environmental sustainability together.