North South Transitions to Green Economies

At the UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio plus 20″, green economy was one of the key topics on the agenda. But the ambitions of the final declaration of the summit was rather modest. This study by Tilman Santarius, Jürgen Scheffran and Antonio Tricarico proposes reforms in the global North and South, so that the worldwide transformation to renewable energies may succeed in an ecologically and socially sustainable way. Proposals are made for political governance of investments in the countries of the South, as well as for innovative reforms to promote sustainable exports from the North.