Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Céline Diebold, Armando García Schmidt, Dr. Thieß Petersen, Birgit Riess, Dr. Daniel Schraad-Tischler, Henrik Riedel

Policy Brief #2013/02:
Green and fair economy – a holistic concept for a sustainable economy

Policy Brief Series Future Social Market Economy

  • 1. edition 2013 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Solution approaches based purely on economics do not lead to optimal success – at least, not in the medium to long term. Rather, a sustainable economy requires an equal consideration of the ecological and social dimensions. The green economy concept, or, better said, the green and fair economy concept, is in principle suitable for, if not avoiding an economic and financial crisis as experienced in the last five years, at least moderating its negative effects. The important thing here is to integrate the design of the concept as much as possible at the political, economic and individual level.