Green Economy Report - 1st Review Meeting

Geneva, Switzerland, 17-18 November 2009

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with other UN sister agencies and civil society groups is implementing a global Green Economy Initiative (GEI). The objective is to motivate governments and businesses to significantly increase investment in the environment as an engine for economic recovery and sustainable growth, decent job creation, and poverty reduction in the 21st century.

One of the major outputs of the Green Economy Initiative is the production of a Green Economy Report (GER). The GER seeks to make a macroeconomic case for green investment using research and analytical tools, reviews, projections, and policy recommendations regarding the development of major green sectors such as renewable energy technologies and sustainable agriculture at global, regional, and country levels.

In developing the GER, UNEP is convening a meeting of Chapter Coordinating Authors (CCAs), whose institutions have partnered with UNEP in mobilizing intellectual capacity around the world to contribute to the GER. This meeting is a follow-up to the workshop on the GER held in April 2008. It will take place on 17-18 November 2009 in Geneva.

The objectives of this meeting are: 1) to present preliminary drafts/annotated outlines of the chapters, 2) to enable chapter coordinators to interact substantively on the structure, content and methodologies used in their respective chapters, and 3) to identify areas for cross-fertilization and ensure consistency across the entire report as we enter the drafting phase.



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