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Environmental Governance

Definition(s)

Green economy results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient ans socially inclusive. Practically speaking, a green economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. (Source: UNEP Green Economy Initiative)
Green growth means fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. (Source: OECD)

Hierarchy

Broader: economy
Related terms:
green growth
sustainable industrialization

In other languages

French
économie verte
Russian
«зеленая» экономика
Spanish
economía verde
Chinese, Simplified
绿色经济
Arabic
الاقتصاد المراعي للبيئة (الاقتصاد الأخضر)

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with green economy

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Basel Convention

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IMO at Rio+20