Report: How a green economy can power the SDGs
28th Mar 2017 by CAFOD Members
Politicians talk a good game about inclusive green growth - but many national plans are failing 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 are a huge opportunity for powering the new global consensus. Yet, a new report from GEC member CAFOD shows that most 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.