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Live events podcast: can green growth solve climate change?


Hero image description: Vegetable farmer watering plants at the organic farm in Boung Phao Village, Lao PDR. Photo: Asian Development Bank (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Image credit:Asian Development Bank Image license:CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


Without urgent action, the global consequences of climate change will be devastating. Yet despite the environmental impact of rapid economic growth, increasing GDP (Gross Domestic Product) continues to remain the priority for countries around the world.

So what is the future of economic growth? Can we achieve green growth that marries rapid environmental transformation with ever-rising financial returns? Or is it time to create economies that enable us to thrive, rather than grow, in order to stand a real chance at tackling climate change?

Listen to a debate we hosted between entrepreneur Michael Liebreich and economist Kate Raworth, chaired by James Cameron, the Chair of ODI’s Board.

Join the conversation on social media using #GreenGrowth.