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CPERN Online Workshop: Understanding Green Finance

22 February @ 10:30 pm 11:30 pm IST

Please join our upcoming online workshop on Thursday, 22 February, at 5pm UK time / 6pm CET, where we will discuss the new handbook:

Understanding Green Finance: A Critical Assessment and Alternative Perspectives

On zoom, register here: https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-qrrzotEtKDkMmRGAFm9L2ABxSzKu9Q


Johannes Jäger (book editor) is a professor and head of the economics department at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna. His research focuses on critical international political economy, global finance, regional development, European integration and Latin America. 

Patrick Bond (author) is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. His research covers subject areas across political economy, political ecology and social mobilisation.

Richard Kozul-Wright (author) is the Director of the Globalisation and Development Strategies Division at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).


Susanne Soederberg is a professor of political economy at Queens University. Her research focuses on subjects of global political economy, global finance, corporate power and the geopolitics of debt.

About the book

The book is available here: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/understanding-green-finance-9781803927541.html

And you can read the first chapter online here: https://www.elgaronline.com/edcollchap/book/9781803927558/book-part-9781803927558-8.xml


Exploring how green finance has become a key strategy for the financial industry in the wake of the 2007-08 financial crisis. This timely handbook book critically assesses the current dominant forms of neoliberal green finance. Understanding Green Finance delivers a pioneering analysis of the topic, covering the essential tenets of green finance with an emphasis on critical approaches to mainstream views and presenting alternatives insights and perspectives. The book first introduces the concept of, and current approaches to, green finance and green monetary policy, ultimately presenting a range of potential alternatives including both reformist and transformative-progressive approaches. Chapters explore how neoliberal green finance tends to deepen financialisation, and does not effectively address environmental problems, offering insights into reformist forms of green finance that insist that state regulation and public financing are crucial to tackling environmental problems.

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