Tag Archive for 'Green Economy'

UNEP produces comprehensive assessment of global environment

June 7th, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme

The fifth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), launched on the eve of the Rio+20 Summit, assessed 90 of the most-important environmental goals and objectives and found that significant progress had only been made in four. These are: eliminating the production and use of substances that deplete the ozone layer, removal of lead from […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]

Two percent of global GDP can trigger greener, smarter growth while fighting poverty

February 21st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

A United Nations Environment Programme report “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication” states that investing two percent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy. The sum, currently amounting to an average of around $1.3 trillion a year and […]

United Nations Environment Programme – Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

February 21st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

Sir Nicholas Stern said “it raises living standards, provides opportunity, and shows very clearly that there is absolutely no contradiction between looking after our planet, looking after our environment, and overcoming poverty.” Pavan Sukhdev, Head – Green Economy Initiative, UNEP, said “our Green Economy Report “Towards a Green Economy” demonstrates that ‘Greening’ is not a […]