Emerging economies ‘need to prioritise green growth’

In order to move up the world’s financial rankings, emerging economies need to prioritise green growth, a US expert on the topic says.

New York University’s Jerry Hultin lists 10 “green future” priorities – such as green energy and innovation – as key areas to ensure future growth.

He also wants to see a system to accelerate the time it takes for ideas to appear in the marketplace.

Mr Hultin outlined his priorities at a high level forum in San Francisco.

“Young people are very excited about the chance to make the world a better place,” explained Mr Hultin, who was under-secretary of the US Navy during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

“The clock is ticking as far as population growth, consumption etc is concerned. We need to come up with solutions.


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