According to this guidebook, the first in a series on the green economy from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs DESA , the concepts of green economy, green growth, and low-carbon development generally aim to achieve sustainable development, though definitions vary.
Definitions of "green growth," for example, do not make reference to ecological limits or planetary boundaries.
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs DESA has published a guidebook exploring the history and definitions of three concepts, namely green economy, green growth and low-carbon development. This Guidebook is the first in a series. The publication notes that while each of the three concepts emerged from different sources, the terms are now being used interchangeably in approaches to integrate environment and development in economic decision making, policy and planning.
Natural resources are the foundation of economic development. These include the need to drastically improve resource efficiency countries within the region use three times the amount of emission per unit of GDP compared to the rest of the world , a requirement for collective action and partnerships to share risk and the importance of a unified Asian and Pacific voice to spearhead global partnerships at the regional level. Skip to main content. The green growth concept emerged in the Asia and Pacific Region when governments at the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development agreed to pursue a green growth path to harmonize economic growth and environmental sustainability. Climate change is one of the greatest environmental issues of our time and the Asia-Pacific region is already experiencing its adverse impacts.
The green growth concept emerged in the Asia and Pacific Region when governments at the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development agreed to pursue a green growth path to harmonize economic growth and environmental sustainability. The book aims to develop the new paradigm for environmentally sustainable economic growth or 'green growth' in Asia and the Pacific.
Firstly, it discusses the present status of environmental sustainability, especially the issue of eco-efficiency of consumption and production patterns. Secondly, it looks at the challenging issues of environmental sustainability including the problem of sustainable resource-based development, the controversial relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability and the relationship between environmental regulation and competitiveness.
Finally, it looks at how to make markets work for green growth, utilising public policy to stimulate eco-efficiency, the role of economics and regional cooperation to achieve green growth. Please note that this book may not be in stock.
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