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Green Growth and the G20
Mexican Presidency - OECD reports delivered to Los Cabos
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Why green growth?
The crisis convinced many countries that a different kind of economic growth is needed. In response, many governments are putting in place measures aimed at a green recovery. Together with innovation, going green can be a long-term driver for economic growth, through, for example, investing in renewable energy and improved efficiency in the use of energy and materials.
By analysing economic and environmental policies together, by looking at ways to spur eco-innovation and by addressing other key issues related to a transition to a greener economy such as jobs and skills, investment, taxation, trade and development, the OECD can show the way to make a cleaner low-carbon economy compatible with growth.
Towards Green Growth provides recommendations to help governments to identify the policies that can help achieve the most efficient shift to greener growth, focusing, for example, on:
- green jobs and social aspects
- green taxes and regulatory approaches
- industrial restructuring and renewal
- fiscal consolidation
- green technologies
- peer reviews
- co-operation between OECD countries and emerging economies
- involvement of stakeholders
"We need to make growth greener, to make our economic and environmental policies more compatible and even mutually-reinforcing. This is not just a matter of new technologies or new sources of renewable, safe energy. It is about how we all behave every day of our lives, what we eat, what we drink, what we recycle, re-use, repair, how we produce and how we consume."
OECD Week 2011: Better Policies for Better Lives - A message from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
"The rewards of greening the world's economies are tangible and considerable, the means are at hand for both governments and the private sector, and the time to engage the challenge is now."'
UNEP, Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication
Nathalie Girouard, Green Growth Co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Green Growth Event Calendar
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Inclusive green growth: For the future we want
Green growth and sustainable development forum 2012
OECD Green Growth Newsletter