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Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia

The concept of a ”green economy” is rapidly gaining interest around the world. However, the idea is not new. It appeared in 1989 in the book “Blueprint for a Green Economy”. During the 1990s and most of the 2000s, the green economy was not a widely used term. But it gained a new lease of life after the financial crisis of 2008 when governments and industries around the world needed to respond to economic recessions while also furthering environmental and climate protection goals. In 2012, an updated book called “A New Blueprint for a Green Economy” was published.

Sustainable urban transformation

Over 50 authors have contributed to 20 articles based on 35 cases and 130 surveyed examples of urban initiatives on sustainability in many countries around the world.