28 Jan '12, 5am

At Davos, Debating the Myth or Reality of Green Growth

At Davos, Debating the Myth or Reality of Green Growth

Unsurprisingly, growth is an issue that's front and center at Davos discussions this year. Whether it's from the perspective of fiscally constrained industrialized nations, who are struggling to find it, or BRIC economies who, despite the possibility of a slowdown in some quarters, still need to manage it. But where will this growth come from? As ever there is a significant emphasis at Davos on innovation and technology as engines of transformative models and economic expansion. There is also a good deal of talk about "Green Growth" and the implicit suggestion that we need to avoid the mistakes of the past by growing while addressing the constraints of a finite planet. The rhetoric is constant, but progress is slow by most measures with investment falling short of the mark. So ... is Green Growth a myth or reality? There are reasons for caution. As emerging markets expand ...

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