Transitioning to a Green Economy

Political Economy of Approaches in Small States

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Transitioning to a Green Economy
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Publication date: 31 March 2014
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-127-9
Pages: 214

While the term ‘green economy’ has been widely used at the international level, very little information exists about what the concept looks like in practice. What are the policies required? What are the challenges of implementation at national level?

This book contains case studies from eight small states that have committed publicly to greening their economies: Botswana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Nauru, Samoa and Seychelles. It provides insights into the success of various initiatives and highlights how small states themselves are making practical progress on a green economy approach.



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Preface
List of tables, figures, boxes
Abbreviations and acronyms
About the authors

1. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Small States by Dr David Smith
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Background
1.3 Conceptualisation of the green economy in the case countries
1.4 Green growth and the implementation of the green economy
1.5 Potential options for policy analysis and action
1.6 Main themes arising from the studies
not-for-profit sectors
1.7 Recommendations
1.8 Conclusion
Notes
References

2. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Botswana by Centre for Applied Research
2.1 Introduction
2.3 Implementation of green economy relevant initiatives
2.4 Opportunities for greening Botswana's economy
2.5 Institutional structure and capacity for greening the economy
2.6 Concluding remarks
Notes
References

3. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Grenada by Spencer Linus Thomas
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Contextual considerations
3.3 The concept of the green economy in the small state of Grenada
3.4 Green economy conceptualisation and policy
3.5 Implementation of the green economy
3.6 Conclusion
Notes
References

4. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Guyana by Dr Paulette Bynoe
4.1 Setting the context
4.2 Green economy: a national perspective
4.3 Guyana's transformation to a green economy: implementation activities, challenges and opportunities
4.4 Gender and the green economy, with specific reference to the Mainstay/Whyaka community in Guyana
4.5 Conclusion and recommendations
Notes
References

5. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Jamaica by Dr Michael Witter
5.1 Introduction
5.2 The greening of the economy
5.3 Strategies for a green economy
5.4 Transformation to a green economy
5.5 Conclusions
Notes
References
Selected additional relevant reading

6. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Mauritius by Dr Vasantt K Jogoo
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Mauritius: human and natural capital
6.3 Development trends
6.4 Green economy: the view from stakeholders and business leaders
6.5 The national response to the sustainable development challenge
6.6 Challenges facing green economy
6.7 Conclusion
Notes
References

7. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Nauru by Dr Graham Baines
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Small island developing state
7.3 Keys to a green future
7.4 Support through regional co-operation and development partners
7.5 The Nauru experience – conclusion and recommendations
Notes
References
Selected additional relevant resources

8. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Samoa by Toeolesulusulu Cedric PS Schuster
8.1 Drivers of transformation to a green economy
8.2 Samoa – the small state
8.3 Green economy concept
8.4 Pathways for transformation into a green economy
8.5 Transformation of Samoa's economy into a green economy
8.6 Constraints for transforming Samoa's economy into a green economy
8.7 Conclusion
Notes
References
Selected additional relevant reading

9. The Political Economy of Transitioning to a Green Economy in Seychelles by Dr Vinaye Ancharaz
9.1 Introduction
9.2 The green economy in Seychelles
9.3 The green economy context
9.4 Conceptualisation of the green economy
9.5 Implementation of SSDS 2012–2020
9.6 Conclusion and recommendations
Notes
References