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Negotiating Environmental Governance, Prosperity and Development
An international conference

8-10 July 2014, University of Dodoma, Tanzania 


This conference critically examines the idea and practice of the Green Economy and 'green economic initiatives' as they are applied in the Global South. From carbon payments and ecotourism to land grabbing and displacement, the event pays attention to the problems and suggested alternatives.


Hosts: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Dodoma, Tanzania. Co-hosted by the Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape; the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester; The Institute for Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University; and, the Sustainability Platform, Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Conference website: greeneconomyinthesouth.wordpress.com

Storify: Green Economy in the South conference

Our conference Storify tells the story of the event through tweets, images and links to blogs and other relevant material.

Browse the Storify below and follow the links to read more on the debates at Green Economy in the South.

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Programme and papers

The abstracts of the conference papers for the Green Economy in the South conference, as well as a list of accepted papers and panels, can be downloaded via the links below.

Green Economy in the South: blog roundup

GEC-branding1The Green Economy in the South conference held in Tanzania this week highlighted Southern academic perspectives on the green economy – a debate often dominated by Northern voices.

Participants and the organisers have blogged about their experiences at the event and the research they presented.

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Green Economy in the South conference: background

loggingThe growing idea and practice of the Green Economy is coinciding with financial instability and continued economic woe in the North, but generally happier circumstances in the Global South. Economies are growing and ‘green economic initiatives’ are part of these changes. The Green Economy in the South conference (8-10 July, Dodoma, Tanzania) aims to examine the implications of these changes.

The organising committee includes Emmanuel Sulle (PLAAS / Future Agricultures land theme).

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Why the Green Economy matters for Africa

Algeria-solar1On 8 July, the Green Economy in the South international conference begins in Tanzania.

PLAAS/Future Agricultures researcher Emmanuel Sulle blogs on why critical perspectives on this issue and its impacts - from ecotourism and energy, to 'green grabbing' and displacement - are needed for people in the Global South.

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