Enough talk, let’s act on green growth

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26 – Sustainable development and more specifically the green economy, has been a focal point of debate during the inaugural United Nations Environment Assembly.

Debate that serves one of the Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) missions which is to raise awareness on green growth; which they capture in their mission statement as:

“A new model of economic growth in developing and emerging countries, known as “green growth,” that simultaneously targets key aspects of economic performance, such as poverty reduction, job creation and social inclusion, and those of environmental sustainability, such as mitigation of climate change and biodiversity loss and security of access to clean energy and water.”

And in an exclusive interview with Capital FM News, GGGI’s Director General (DG) and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Yvo de Boer, said it was high time the majority of developing and emerging countries move past the green economy rhetoric into action.

“I think that there has been enough theoretical work to fill all the book cases in the world with brilliant academic ideas on green growth, what I want to do is show how it can happen on the ground because at the end of the day the thing that convinces you most is a good success story in practice,” Boer, who assumed the office of GGGI boss in April, explained.

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Enough talk, let’s act on green growth — GGGI