The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? The first part of this theme tackles the subject of the Green Economy. Many people do find the concept of the Green Economy a bit complex to understand.
Nevertheless, the Green Economy is really something that is applicable. A green economy is described as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.
The Green Economy Initiative has three main activities, which are to produce a Green Economy Report and related research materials, which will analyse the macroeconomic, sustainability, and poverty reduction implications of green investment in a range of sectors; to provide advisory services on ways to move towards a green economy in specific countries; and to engage a wide range of research, non-governmental organizations, business and UN partners in implementing the Green Economy Initiative.
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