Ritically assess the development potential of the green economy for localities and regions

Green economy

Overview

Climate change, peak oil production resource scarcity have stimulated new work on developing more sustainable forms of local and regional development. New concepts and ideas have focused upon the a?green economya and its potential for localities and regions. Finding new a?greena models of development has become more important in the context of the global financial crisis.

References

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Gibbs, D. (2002) Local Economic Development and the Environment, Routledge: London.
Gibbs, D. (2006) a?Prospects for an environmental economic geography: Linking ecological modernisation and regulationist approachesa?, Economic Geography, 82, 2, 193-215.
Jackson, T. (2009) Prosperity without Growth?, Sustainable Development Commission: London.

Jonas, A. E. G., While, A. H. and Gibbs, D. C. (2011) a?Carbon control regimes, eco-state restructuring and the politics of local and regional developmenta? in A. Pike, A. RodrA­gues-Pose and J. Tomaney (Eds.) Handbook of Local and Regional Development, Routledge: London.

Morgan, K. (2004) a?Sustainable regions: governance, innovation and scalea, European Planning Studies, 12, 6, 871-19.

Morgan, K. (2011) a?The Green State: Sustainability and the power of purchasea? in A. Pike, A. RodrA­gues-Pose and J. Tomaney (Eds.) Handbook of Local and Regional Development, Routledge: London.

New Economics Foundation (2008) A Green New Deal, nef: London.

United Nations Environment Programme (2011) Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, UNEP: New York.

Please could references be made to the future development of Hull as a green economy and the potential for Siemens developing in Hull and using it as the main manufacturing centre for wind turbines. More information and references on this and other topics to follow.