• INHERIT: An Erasmus+ programme on Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage

    INHERIT: An Erasmus+ programme on Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage

    Over the last decades, in an era of holistic and integrative thinking for sustainable development, cultural heritage is gaining attention of scholars and policy makers as an instrument for sustainable development. Critics consider use as a threat to heritage, leading to commercialization, exploitation and destruction.

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  • Guest lecture at AUEB

    Guest lecture at AUEB

    Professor Marina Papanastassiou was invited on the 9th December 2014 as a guest lecturer at the Economics Department of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens , Greece.

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  • Food Security and Sustainability.  Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains. Editors: Mergos, George, Papanastassiou, Marina (Eds.)

    Food Security and Sustainability. Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains. Editors: Mergos, George, Papanastassiou, Marina (Eds.)

    Includes topics such as Global Value Chains, responsible investment, green growth strategies, financial innovation, gender issues, agro-food supply chain dynamics and sustainability issues and recent advances in consumer behaviour

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In response to this challenge of climate change, a green growth strategy has been proposed for all sectors of the economy focusing on practical and feasible pathways to achieve the overarching goal of sustainable development.

Green growth is defined as the pursuit of economic growth and development, while preventing or minimising environmental degradation, the greenhouse gas emission intensity of production, loss of biodiversity, and using natural resources within their carrying capacity. A green growth strategy aims to outline the various pathways and policies to ensure that enough food is provided, efficiently and sustainably, for a growing population.

This has attracted interest from policy makers and business leaders because it highlights integration and the synergies between growth in production and environmental performance for both policies and business practices (at least in the long run), stresses the opportunities to invest in capital and labour that will promote sustainable development, and focuses on identifying practical policy solutions.