Green economy | Publications

30.05.2014Proofing the European Commission's Competitiveness Proofing

This study, realised by the Ecologic Institute for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament conducts a critical evaluation of the ... 
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10.03.2014Carbon Bubble: The Price of Doing Too Little Too Late

Will the 'carbon bubble' be the cause of the next shock to our economic and financial system? This report, commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group ...
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05.03.2014Your Guide to EU Funding

More EU money than ever before is earmarked for sustainable projects and the implementation of these projects requires close involvement of civil society including on local and regional level... 
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28.01.2014Huge implicit subsidies for the EU banking sector

Implicit banking subsidies in the EU amount to 233 billion euro, shows a report released by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.
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30.12.2013The Role of State Aid in Creating a Green Economy

What changes to state aid rules are needed to help create a green economy? 
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18.11.2013A post-growth society for the 21st century

Does prosperity have to wait for the return of economic growth? How can economic growth be explained, and what future for growth in Europe? 
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13.03.2013The Green New Deal: A long-term, sustainable plan to help Europeans out of the crisis

This paper is an executive summary of the study entitled “Funding the Green New Deal: Building a green financial system” commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.
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09.07.2012The UK co-operative economy 2012 Alternatives to austerity

More than 5,900 co-operative businesses in the UK contribute £35.6bn to the UK economy and operate across all business sectors. This annual report gives an overview of a sector that has outperformed the UK economy for the past four years.
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09.07.2012Europe's next economy: The benefits of and barriers to the low-carbon transition

This report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) examines the views, reactions and actions of businesses across Europe with regards to the EU objectives for a transition to a low-carbon economy by 2050.
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11.06.2012Critique of the Green Economy

In this new publication by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Barbara Unmüßig, Wolfgang Sachs and Thomas Fatheuer discuss how environmentally sustainable and socially equitable green economy can be,
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01.06.2012No stabilisation of the euro without a Green New Deal

German Green MEP Sven Giegold shows in this report how high costs of imports have also strongly contributed to net new borrowings of several EU member states and are therefore threatening the stability of the eurozone.
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29.05.2012Exiting the crisis in the right direction

The French Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) has come up with one vision of a Green social Europe, which claims to meet both short-term and long-term challenges the EU is facing. 
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24.05.2012A Green Investment Pact for economic and fiscal sustainability

To avoid spreading recession across Europe and overcome the current crisis, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are asking for a Green Investment Pact to enable an economic and fiscal sustainability.
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20.04.2012Green Stimulus or Simulus? – a publication by nef

In this report the New Economics Foundation and Greenpeace look at the stimulus packages of the UK government and their commitment... 
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13.03.2012The Green New Deal in the European Parliament

This brochure by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament introduces the main ideas of the Green New Deal:
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12.03.2012Green Growth is called into question

Can 'green growth‘ be the answer to the threats of global warming, inequality and the raw materials crisis we will be increasingly  facing in the coming years?
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08.03.2012Funding the Green New Deal: Building a Green Financial System

As Europe, and much of the developed world, continues to grapple with the ongoing debt crisis, it must not be forgotten that the most pressing 
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01.12.2011Why the Green New Deal is a Response to the European Debt Crisis

The article by Gerhard Schick, financial policy spokesman of the Green Party in the German Bundestag, explores the links between financial crisis, crisis of poverty and distribution and the crisis involving the climate and resources. As these crises are interlinked, it is correct to combine them and show the way out with an extensive package of measures - the Green New Deal.
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18.11.2011Shaping EU regional policy: looking beyond GDP

The Green European Foundation has published a report, commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and authored by
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15.11.2011The Paris Declaration: A way out of the crisis in Europe

The Congress of the European Green Party adopted in November 2011 the Paris Declaration - a program including twelve Green proposals for socially just and environmentally sustainable...
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31.08.2011Bringing the finance industry back into line

The world is facing one of the major economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression. In that context, the Economic
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31.08.2011GDP and its limits as criteria of eligibility for structural funds

GDP continues to be the main determining factor when allocating structural funds within the EU. However, the concept itself, which ...
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30.08.2011Prosperity without Growth?

Tim Jackson’s landmark report for the Sustainable Development Commission makes the case...
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26.08.2011A Pact for Sustainable Prosperity: The Green alternative for European economic governance

The European Union is at a crossroads. The crisis fuelled by debt and deregulation has the potential    
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25.08.2011The macro-economic and financial framework of the Green New Deal

This policy paper of the Greens/EFA Group and the European Green Party outlines the Green New Deal framework for a sustainable economy.
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06.08.2011Green New Deal Working Group Report

This report lays out several key concepts and ideas on the implementation of policies within different fields of the Green New Deal
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01.08.2011Green New Deal in Poland

The Green European Foundation with the support of the Polish Zielony Instytut and the Heinrich Boell Foundation offices in Warsaw and Brussels published a new study that discusses the policy measures ...
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13.07.2011A Green New Deal for Europe: Towards Green Modernisation in the face of Crisis

An in depth report by the Wuppertal Institute which analyses the “recovery packages”...
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13.07.2011The Commons – Prosperity by Sharing

A publication from by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung exploring what would happen if land, public space, knowledge and cultural assets were treated as commons - common assets owned by everyone,
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13.07.2011The Green New Deal Climate Protection, New Jobs and Social Justice

A publication by Reinhard Bütikofer MEP and Sven Giegold MEP, which sets a Green New Deal...
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13.07.2011A Green New Deal for Europe: Manifesto for the European election campaign 2009

This manifesto for a Green New Deal by the European Green Party sets out a new direction for Europe.
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13.07.2011Report of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International...

This report from a commission convened by the President of the United Nations General Assembly in the wake of the financial crisis
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12.07.2011Report of the commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress

This report from an independent panel of international experts looks at the limits of GDP
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07.07.2011Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

This UNEP report demonstrates that investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors
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06.07.2011A global Green New Deal

In this publication, the United Nations Environment Programme sets out its own vision for a Green New Deal. 
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06.07.2011The Ecology of Finance: An alternative white paper on banking and financial sector reform

This publication from the New Economics Foundation calls for recasting the entire banking and financial sector according to
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06.07.2011The Great Transition: A tale of how it turned out right

Creating a new kind of economy is crucial if we want to tackle climate change and avoid the mounting social problems associated with the
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06.07.2011Growth isn't Possible: Why rich countries need a new economic direction

This report from the New Economics Foundation demonstrates that indefinite global economic growth is unsustainable
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06.07.2011Peter Barnes: Capitalism 3.0 A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons

This book published under a creative commons license offers a solution the problems caused by our current
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28.06.2011Enough is Enough: Ideas for a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources

A report generated from the ideas and featuring papers given at the Steady State Economy Conference,
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28.06.2011The Case for a Green Economy That Works for All

An article published on the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung website by Klaus Linsenmeier, which is a green analysis
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27.06.2011Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

This report by the UNEP demonstrates that investing two per cent of global GDP into
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17.06.2011Climate and Trade - Why Climate Change Calls for Fundamental Reforms in World Trade Policies

This publication from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung addresses the connection between global free
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01.01.1970Financial transaction taxes in the EU

In this Policy brief, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) focuses on the state of play and the rationale for such a European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). 
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