Tuesday, March 1, 2011

[EQ] The Road to Rio +20

1992 -- The Road to Rio +20-- 2012
For a development-led green economy

United Nations, 2011

Available online at: http://bit.ly/fQrdxx



“……The green economy, within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, is one of the two themes of the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro.


It encompasses some of the most important challenges we face today: eradicating poverty, improving our relationship with the environment, addressing the potential negative impacts of global climate change, and creating a new path for sustainable development.


The green economy is defined as an economy that results in improved human well-being and reduced inequalities, while not exposing future generations to significant environmental risks and ecological scarcities. It seeks to bring long-term societal benefits to short-term activities aimed at mitigating environmental risks. A green economy is an enabling component of the overarching goal of sustain-able development….”



“….Whether a green economy has the potential to become the basis for a new development path will depend on how its benefits are perceived and the burden of the transition costs ultimately shared.


UNCTAD will provide a forum for debating and addressing all the issues raised herein in the run up to the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. It is the aim of this publication, the Road to Rio +20, to contribute to the debate through a collection of essays that provide different perspectives on how to increase the benefits and reduce the risks in the transition to a development-led green economy….”



1.       Approaching Rio +20: the global context
Globalization in the era of environmental crisis Jeffrey Sachs
From a failed growth economy to a steady-state economy Herman Daly
Moving the Rio Agenda: re-engagement and re-commitment? Melinda Kimble


2. Going green: what’s at stake?
    Are there downsides to a green economy? The trade, investment and competitiveness implications of unilateral green economic pursuit Aaron Cosbey
Reflections on the relationship between the ‘green economy’ and sustainable development Chandrashekhar Dasgupta


3. Managing the transition
   Green Economy as a programme for sustainable development Carlos Márcio Cozendey
Peak oil and the necessity of transitioning to regenerative agriculture Daniel De La Torre Ugarte Chad Hellwinckel
Trade, finance and the green economy Dmitri Zhengelis
Making climate change finance work for human development Lucas As sunção Gilles Chevalier
Environmental, social and governance disclosure to manage the change to a green economy on the path to sustainable development
   Global Reporting Initiative


4. The green transition of Morocco
    The Government’s strategy on the green economy H.E. Ambassador Omar Hi lal e
Swiss-Morocco Foundation for Sustainable Development Mohamed Mike Fani
Renewable energy in Morocco Saïd Mouline
MANAGEM: 80 years of development and valorisation of natural resources Ismail Akalay

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