Title

The Green Economy: Strategic Planning for a Future?

Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Article

Abstract

While the green economy is uniquely dependent on imagination, it is not imaginary. While it needs ideas to grow, it is not necessarily ideological. The term “green economy” brings to mind for many people wind turbines and solar energy installations, and, perhaps, organic produce and free-range chickens as well. All these usages convey the sense of “sustainability.” The use of the term “green” -- long associated with growth and life -- is in keeping with the term “sustainability” as articulated in the 1987 United Nation Brundtland Report, entitled Our Common Future. The report defines the term “sustainability” as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This concept is not new. It is essentially the Golden Rule in the environmental context. In other words: Use the resources of the world, but do not use them up.

Publication Title

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review

Volume

86

Issue

4

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