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26.05.2015
Naomi Klein’s Lessons for the Green Movement

If the Green movement is to change the status quo, it will have to change too. The interrelationship between the plundering of the earth and the exploitation of people requires a much more principled and more consistent struggle against the capitalist system than we have seen in recent decades.

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09.05.2015
The EU’s Fifth Project – Transitional Governance in the Service of Sustainable Societies

The European Union can find a democratic revival by supporting social innovation and by extension contribute significantly to the ecological transition. That is the primary conclusion of the framing paper that was just published by Professor Olivier De Schutter in preparation for the Francqui International Conference that will take place on May 8-9th, 2014 in Brussels.

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30.04.2014
Reconciling Town and Nature: an Experiment in Paris

As Green Deputy Mayor of the 20th district of Paris from 2001 to 2014, Fabienne Giboudeaux, initiated an architectural complex of 47 social housing units, a gymnasium and a 600 m2 roof garden in one of the most densely populated district of Paris.

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01.10.2013
Cities as Eco-factories of the Future

As the world rapidly continues to urbanise, cities will have to play a progressively greater role in the move towards a low carbon economy. By working towards the creation of a closed circular economy and a slow economy cities could be well placed to lead the transition.

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01.10.2013
Government Procurement: How the EU is Giving Away a Fundamental Industrial Policy Tool

Government procurement has long been used to help further public policy goals and European countries such as Italy and France are willing to still use it today to support renewable industries. However, at the European level something quite different is afoot that threatens the ability of procurement to be used to develop industry.

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01.10.2013
Towards a Green renaissance of European industry

A debate between Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, and Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP and co-chair of the European Green Party.

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01.10.2013
The Aspirations of the Green Industrial Revolution: a Historical Perspective

The Green Industrial Revolution is clearly a positive and inspiring story, but there is room for doubting the ability of green technologies to stimulate a new wave of growth comparable to the industrial revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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01.10.2013
European Industry Needs to RISE!

Can Europe’s economy remain competitive without a low-carbon transformation? The answer is a clear ‘no’. How then can we achieve such a reality? Only through a clear change in Europe’s budget priorities and a range of innovative measures.

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01.10.2013
‘Make Do and Mend’: Industrial Conversions and Sustainability Transitions

Today’s mainstream economic debate around investment vs. austerity is failing, but a truly comprehensive Green New Deal could offer the alternative. The right support from the EU and national governments could encourage different structures of business ownership, focused on sustainability and social ownership that will help the transition to a truly sustainable economy.

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01.10.2013
From the Green Industrial Revolution to the Ecological Revolution

Greening industry is crucial to our ability to combat climate change and maintain a prosperous society. But to achieve this, we need a whole new relationship with the environment.

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