REPORT: How can a green economy power the SDGs
Politicians are all talking about inclusive green growth. Yet a new research paper by CAFOD finds that national green growth plans make little or no mention of poor and marginalised groups.
In 2015, global leaders made a stand against poverty, environmental degradation and inequality. The signing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change represent a new global consensus on sustainable development.
Green economy approaches is a huge opportunity for powering the new global consensus. Yet, research shows that few green economy national plans make little or no reference to poor or marginalised people.
The top findings:
- There is limited participation by the poorest and most marginalised in the design and implementation of green economy plans and processes.
- The poorest and most marginalised groups are not specifically targeted in terms of reducing poverty and inequality.
- Green economy plans do not comprehensively recognise the limits to growth nor address the low carbon transition with the urgency it requires.
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