Green economic sectors
A green economy is one that founded on green economic services and industries that provide decent work and stable employment prospects. Our coalition members share their thinking on how to green economic sectors below. To respond to these articles just click on the comment boxes.
Will green growth spell the end of capitalism?
Scientists tell us that earth is overshooting its planetary boundaries at a rate far quicker than the average person would believe. This situation becomes rapidly compounded by the significant challenges of population growth, urbanisation, unemployment and rising socioeconomic inequality. To complicate things further, the most rapid change is occurring in those parts of the world with the least resources and capacity to manage these effects.... Continue reading
Can the steel industry ever go green?
The Steel industry is one of the major contributors to global CO2 manmade emissions - about 2.75Gt, or 6-7% of the total. Cement is not far behind. These two sectors are the giant emitters, way ahead of other industrial sectors. They are, of course, dwarfed by the power sector and the automotive sector, but together the two are a very important part of the CO2 problem.... Continue reading
GE in brief: Swiss vote down Green Economy proposal
On 25th September 2016, Switzerland become the first country to explicitly vote on whether to implement green economy policies.
What was proposed?... Continue reading
The Greening of Paris: The Leading Inclusive and Sustainable City
More than half of the world’s population already live in cities and it is projected that by 2050 this figure will rise to around 70%. The cities alone also account for more than 70% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, demonstrating the importance cities must have in the greening of our planet. COP21 proved to be an influential platform for cities around the world to make their voices heard.... Continue reading
Sustainability - Making it personal
The WBCSD’s 'Vision 2050' calls for a new agenda for business laying out a pathway to a world in which nine billion people can live well, and within the planet’s resources, by mid-century.
Telling a story of personal growth and corporate transformation, 'Personal and Organizational Transformation Towards Sustainability: Walking a Twin-Path' provides insights and tools for anyone interested in driving this sustainable development agenda within their organizations and in their own lives.... Continue reading
Senegal hosts the first 'PAGE Week' in support of local green economy
The UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) held its first edition of PAGE Week on 17-18 November 2015 with the main aim of providing a platform for exchange and sharing experiences on the transition to a green economy in Senegal.... Continue reading
Has China’s green transformation begun?
What is China’s position at the climate talks? What does that position mean for the country and for climate? Ask anyone following the UN-led climate negotiations and you will quickly realize these are some of the most keenly watched questions.... Continue reading
BRICS discuss road map towards green economies
"The political importance of the BRICS countries, both as a group and each country in its own right, is increasing.... Continue reading
Green and inclusive growth can be China's new normal, OECD
China’s idea of green economy is becoming clearer and gathering momentum, as the GEC reported earlier this month, but the OECD argues that further reform is needed to ensure that future growth is resilient, inclusive and green.... Continue reading