ENTER THE DEBATE | Europe and the Global Green Economy
In the lead up to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the new Europaeum Green Sustainability Blog is up and running. We invite scholars to enter the debate by sending us their views on issues surrounding the conference. Europaeum Research Director for the 2012 workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for Europe in building a Global Green Economy, Laurent Lambert from the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, contributed the first piece on Rio+20: reinventing hope? New written pieces as well as short reactions or comments are welcome. Click here to enter the dialogue!!
In April 2012 the Europaeum is also organising a three-day graduate workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for Europe in building a Global Green Economy to be held at Charles University, Prague. The fragile agreement – seen as a positive surprise - on cutting carbon emissions reached at the end of 2011 in Durban, is widely held to have emerged thanks only to the vigorous efforts of the EU contingent. Europe proved itself, still, to be a key player. But can Europe now shot the way – and lead the way towards a genuinely sustainable, green, economy? These will the key questions – amidst realism and idealist approached - to be discussed in Prague. Click here to download the event poster