UNEP report on Green Economy and MDGs

In a report published on 20 September 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) underlines how shifting to a green economy can support progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

A Brief for Policymakers on the Green Economy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), advocates that investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential, if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.

The report – compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy team – cites numerous cases where green strategies are paying multiple dividends in respect to the eight MDGs.

The Green Economy initiative was launched in 2008 by UNEP. By pushing for economies to become low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, it aims to improve human well-being and address global environmental challenges but also contribute to meet the other MDGs.

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