United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): groundbreaking report

Posted on 22 Feb 2011 in

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.”

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