Delegates at the Rio+20 Earth Summit discuss the notion of the green economy, and the role of agriculture in achieving it.
How is the green economy different from sustainable development?
"The term 'green economy' arose in response to the global financial crisis and carries in it the idea that capitalism can only provide for humanity in the future if markets incorporate environmental and social sustainability much more seriously than before. However, one danger is that some interpretations of the green economy divert attention from social issues to technical issues, and from governance solutions to (barely regulated) market solutions," said Sonja Vermeulen, Head of Research, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
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