Ideas

Green Growth: Can Profits Help the Planet?

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...
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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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