Green and social: managing synergies and trade-offs

© German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

© German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Event Type
International Workshop

Location/Date
Bonn, 12.03.2014 until 13.03.2014

Organiser
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet)


Existing development pathways need to be transformed so that they are more environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. These two agendas can be synergistic or conflicting. Synergies have been explored to some extent in recent concepts such as the ‘green economy’, while the associated trade-offs and conflicts have received less attention.

With the workshop 'Green and social: managing synergies and trade-offs', the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) aimed to address the gap between environmental and social perspectives on development by bringing together research and practice, but also the environmental and the social inclusion communities. During the two days almost 20 selected academic papers were presented that deal with synergies and trade-offs between the green and social sectors.

Confirmed keynotes:

  • Marianne Fay (Chief economist for sustainable development and climate change, World Bank)
  • Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, UNEP)
  • Leisa Perch (Policy Specialist, UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development)
  • Koko Warner (Head of the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation Section, UNU-EHS)
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