Stakeholder Forum in collaboration with Bioregional and the Earth Charter Initiative have produced a paper which consolidates a range of principles for the green economy, building on existing agreements and also emerging recommendations. The paper hopes to contribute to the emerging debate on defining principles for the green economy to ensure that it serves in the interest of sustainable development. The paper can be read in english, spanish and french

unep_green_economy_ldcs-1The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and UN Office of The High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) has produced a joint publication entitled "Why the Green Economy Matters for Least Developed Countries"

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;

To read the full declaration click here

A panel of leading academics and industry experts have prepared a paper titled The Transition to a Green Economy: Benefits, Challenges and Risks from a Sustainable Development Perspective, which was presented to the Second Preparatory Committee Meeting for United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Enabling_the_transition_to_a_Green_Economy__Main_D_ukgov-1The UK government has produced a new publication on the green economy: 'Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy: government and business working together', which sets out what the transition to a green economy means for businesses.

As an intellectual contribution to the preparations for Rio+20, Boston University's Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future commissioned a group of prominent experts to discuss the role of institutions in the actualization of a green economy in the context of sustainable development.
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