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Green Economy

A green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. Here you may access various reports on the green economy.

report cover Green Economy Report 2011
The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.
report cover A Guidebook to the Green Economy Issue 1: Green Economy, Green Growth, and Low-Carbon Development
Sustainable development has been the overarching goal of the international community since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. Amongst numerous commitments, the Conference called upon governments to develop national strategies for sustainable development, incorporating policy measures outlined in the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21.
report cover A Guidebook to the Green Economy - Issue 2: Exploring Green Economy Principles
The concept of green economy has received significant international attention over the past few years both as a tool to address the 2008 financial crisis as well as one of the two themes for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

report cover A Guidebook to the Green Economy Issue 3: Exploring Green Economy Policies and International Experience with National Strategies

The green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication was one of the two themes for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 (or Rio+20).

report cover Skills for a Green Economy

This project on skills in the green economy results from recommendations made in the skills strategy for England, Skills for Sustainable Growth. The report supplements the information relating to skills published as part of Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy.3

report cover Trends in Sustainable Development: Small Island Developing States

This report highlights progress in SIDS in a number of areas, but acknowledges significant further efforts are required to advance implementation of the goals of the Mauritius Strategy. The publication includes sections on: demographic trends; climate change; natural disaster management; trade and finance; tourism; energy; natural resources; social development; and progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

report cover Trends in Sustainable Development: Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production

This report highlights trends in resource extraction and use as well as key stresses on the world's ecosystems and life-support systems to which human activities are contributing.

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