Towards a Green Economy (UNEP)

Released in February 2011, Towards a Green Economy makes a compelling economic and social case for investing two per cent of global GDP in greening ten central sectors of the economy in order to shift development and unleash public and private capital flows onto a low-carbon, resource-efficient path.
Compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide, the report demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth, a net generator of decent jobs, and a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty. It also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for increased investments in a transition to a green economy.
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