, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 54–62 | Cite as

Beyond the ‘Green Economy’: System change, not climate change?

  • Nicola Bullard
  • Tadzio Müller


The ‘green economy’ project claims to address the social, economic and ecological crises afflicting the world today, yet there appears to be too little elite consensus for it to be viable in the near future. Nicola Bullard and Tadzio Müller suggest that this absence of elite consensus renders the counter-hegemonic ‘climate justice’ project similarly weak, leading to a retreat from the global sphere of the (emerging) global climate justice movement. Yet on the ground there are strong and dynamic climate justice movements whose main challenge is to broaden their struggle beyond their current base and to create their own ‘globality’.


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  • Tadzio Müller

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