Green Economy in the Context of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

  • Green Economy
  • Global Transition 2012
  • Mapping the Green Economy
  • Definition
  • Principles for the green economy

Principles-FINAL-LAYOUT-1Stakeholder Forum in collaboration with Bioregional and the Earth Charter Initiative have produced a paper which consolidates a range of principles for the green economy, building on existing agreements and also emerging recommendations. The paper hopes to contribute to the emerging debate on defining principles for the green economy to ensure that it serves in the interest of sustainable development. The paper can be read in english, spanish and french

La traducción de esta nota informativa fue hecha posible gracias al generoso aporte de la Unión Europea, la cual ha destinado fondos para asegurar una participación efectiva de todas las partes interesadas en el proceso de Rio+20. Documenta es aqui.

La traduction de cette note a été rendue possible grâce au généreux soutien de l'Union européenne, qui a réservé des fonds pour assurer la participation effective de toutes les parties prenantes dans le processus de Rio +20. Cliquez ici pour lire le document.

The translation of this guide was made possible by the generous support of the European Union, DG Environment, which has provided funds to ensure representative, informed, enhanced and broadened participation and engagement of all stakeholders in the Rio+20 Earth Summit process. Read the document here.

 

gt2012initiativesThe Global Transition 2012 is an international network of organisations and leading thinkers from the Global North and South.

It is catalysing a ‘Global Transition’ by building a community of civil society organisations across the globe to promote and deliver a rapid transition to the desirable and beneficial economy that we aspire to.
The ultimate vision of the initiative is an alternative global green economy that maximises well-being, operates within environmental limits and is capable of coping and adapting to global environmental change. More info

gtnemapThe following interactive map and website have been produced as part of the Global Transition 2012 project to map out the transition to a new economy.

There is as yet no agreed definition of what constitutes a green economy. Whilst it is recognised that to a great extent a green economy will be tailored to the national context, there are a number of 'strands' that can be identified. The UN Secretary General's Report for the first Preparatory Meeting of the UNCSD identifies four strands:

"One strand approaches the question through the analysis of market failure and the internalization of externalities. Another takes a systemic view of the economic structure and its impact on relevant aspects of sustainable development. A third focuses on social goals (jobs, for example) and examines ancillary policies needed to reconcile social goals with the other objectives of economic policy. Finally, a fourth strand focuses on the macroeconomic framework and development strategy with the goal of identifying dynamic pathways towards sustainable development"

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Principles-FINAL-LAYOUT-1

Stakeholder Forum in collaboration with Bioregional and the Earth Charter Initiative have produced a paper which consolidates a range of principles for the green economy, building on existing agreements and also emerging recommendations. The paper hopes to contribute to the emerging debate on defining principles for the green economy to ensure that it serves in the interest of sustainable development.

Green Economy