Recognizing that finance and investment are an essential resource in  advancing sustainable development do hereby:

• Acknowledge that economic activity at current levels consumes more of the Earth’s living and non-living resources than it can sustainably re-generate;

• Note that the momentum towards a green development and growth paradigm, of which "green economy" is an integral part, is essentially driven by a profound shift in public opinion, which has generated a positive response from policy makers,development institutions, financial institutions, civil society, and industry;

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