The Crisis of Growth: Threat or Opportunity for Sustainable Development?

Event Date: 

23 Feb 2011

7th British-German Environment Forum

The Crisis of Growth: Threat or Opportunity for Sustainable Development?

The seventh British-German Environment Forum (BGEF) was the first with our new partners Wilton Park and addressed the question of whether it is possible to decouple growth and prosperity.
 
Policy makers and practitioners from business, public agencies, and the voluntary sector along with distinguished speakers including German Environment Minister Ursula Heinern-Esser met to discuss this very topical issue.
 
It examined different possible growth scenarios and whether the decoupling of prosperity and growth is possible. It also examined how best to facilitate transition to a low carbon economy and aid greener growth in developing countries.