United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): groundbreaking report
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a new report: ‘Towards a Green Economy: pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication‘.
Dimitri Zenghelis, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, was a contributing author of the chapter on cities.
According to UNEP’s website:
“The report was 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; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.
“The report also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for increased investments in a transition to a green economy.”