Clean growth is a way to achieve economic growth, using clean technology, and allowing sustainable development.
The aim is to rise standard of living with a reduced environmental impact.
Scientists and politicians use this terminology. For example, Nicolas Sarkozy said :Clean growth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some would say not:
Futures Forum: Slavoj Žižek: on there being "no metaphysical 'beyond' to put our waste" ..... on "the crisis of late capitalism" ..... and on "the comforting mythology of the recycling industry."
Futures Forum: Elinor Ostrom: sustainable development ... and the tragedy of commons
Futures Forum: The Story of Stuff: "You cannot run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely"
Futures Forum: "Sustainable Growth"... and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
And it is often a question of language:
Futures Forum: The semantics of sustainability: 'sustainable development'... or 'sustainable growth' ... or 'sustained economic growth'... or 'development for sustainability'...
However, the Financial Times takes the issue of climate change very seriously:
Futures Forum: "Green growth is a worthwhile goal" - comment on climate change and sustainability from the FT
September 16, 2014 5:11 am
Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible
Comment from Martin Wolf in last week's FT:
September 23, 2014 6:43 pm
Clean growth is a safe bet in the climate casino
Clean growth is a safe bet in the climate casino - FT.com