IDS podcast: The Politics of Green Transformations

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In this month’s edition of the Institute of Development Studies podcast, Between the Lines, IDS Director Melissa Leach, STEPS co-director Ian Scoones and Sussex professor Peter Newell discuss their co-edited book, The Politics of Green Transformations.

Drawing on international examples, they reflect on past transformations as examples of positive change and examine the factors that have contributed to recent heightened awareness and emergency narratives. They discuss the tensions between the need for urgent green transformations and issues of inequality, social justice and rights, and call on an evidence-based politics of hope, to drive humanity towards a sustainable, just future.

Interviewing them is Andrew Simms, author, political economist, activist and the coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance.

To buy the book, visit the Routledge website and use the code SOC19 to get a 20% discount.

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