Green Growth: Can Profits Help the Planet?

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It's widely acknowledged that unfettered economic growth is impossible. Yet our reliance on fossil fuels and a growth-based economy seem intractable. So is the notion of "green growth" the answer? Is there a way to capitalize on capitalist motives and practices and live sustainably? IDEAS host Paul Kennedy hosts a panel at the University of Ottawa which wrestles with these very questions.

Participants in the program:

Stewart Elgie, Professor of Law and Economics and Director of the Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa.

Nancy Olewiler. Professor and Director, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University.

Avrim Lazar, Fomer CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada.

Joshua Farley, Associate Professor in Community Development and Applied Economics and Public Administration, University of Vermont.

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