In the run up to the Rio+20 Conference, organized by United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) , an interactive map on Green economy policies, practices and initiatives has been published! You may filter the content by type of organization (government or non-government), geographic areas or priority areas. This underscores the concept of green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.
Sustainable development emphasizes a holistic, equitable and far-sighted approach to decision-making at all levels. It emphasizes not just strong economic performance but intragenerational and intergenerational equity. It rests on integration and a balanced consideration of social, economic and environmental goals and objectives in both public and private decision-making.
The concept of green economy focuses primarily on the intersection between environment and economy. This recalls the 1992 Rio Conference: the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
Please click here to interact with the map and access the resources.