ICC comments on the UNEP draft Green Economy Report (2011)

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on Environment and Energy
    Publication date : 06/05/2011 | Document Number : 213-18/4


    • Key messages
    • Feedback on modelling chapter
    • Feedback on selected sector and enabling conditions chapters

    Global Policy Context on Green Economy

    The “Green economy” concept has emerged prominently in numerous intergovernmental forums such as the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Green Growth Strategy and in discussions among G20 leaders. In addition, “green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication” has been declared a priority theme for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20). Clearly governments around the globe are seeking ways to define and shape this concept into meaningful policy frameworks that advance economic growth while enhancing environmental protection.