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Environmental Gains and Economic Prospects of Green Economy

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According to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) a green economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes. This development path should maintain, enhance and, where necessary, rebuild natural capital as a critical economic asset and source of public benefits, especially for poor people whose livelihoods and security depend strongly on nature.

 

Essentially, Green Economy is investment in alternative energy sources.

Today’s program will discuss the environmental gains and the economic prospects in Green Economy.

 

 HOST: Ernest Kwabena Opong (Publisher of Amandla News)

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