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Working towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green economy: A United Nations System-wide Perspective

Working towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green economy: A United Nations System-wide Perspective
  • United Nations Environment Management Group (UNEMG). December 2011
  • This report builds on the statement of June 2009 by United Nations entities on the "Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises" and provides a common reference for United Nations agencies on the meaning and implications of a green economy approach including the possibilities such an approach brings in terms of improved public-private collaboration. It highlights key messages from our evolving understanding of what is required to meet current economic and resource challenges. The report is organized into four main Parts, covering (i) concepts and institutions; (ii) investing in physical infrastructure and target sectors; (iii) investing in people and human capital and the societal infrastructure; and (iv) enabling policies and measures for the transition. Chapter 4 provides an update on infrastructure needs in developing countries and the urgent need for longer-term investment to deal effectively with services such as the supply of cleaner energy and water.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Green economy, Infrastructure, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Water services, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Key messages, Policy briefing
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