150 stakeholder representatives gathered over the weekend at Pace University for The Global Transition Dialogue #2, to review progress on the road to Rio and emerging thinking about the green economy. All were agreed that sustainable development remains the goal – development that meets the needs of the present while protecting the health of the planet and the interests of future generations. The greening of the global economy must be understood not as an end in itself, but as a way of creating or strengthening the means or instruments for moving faster towards a more sustainable pattern of development in the future.
By Helen Marquard - SEED Initiative – October, 2011
Much of the international and national work on the green economy focuses on the policy drivers for stimulating investment in green technologies, creating employment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But actors who can play a central role in making the green economy a reality are small, micro and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs) because they are the engine of the global economy.
By Hazel Henderson - Ethical Markets Media – October, 2011
It is the year 2020. We are looking back on a decade of initiatives that transformed our global economy. Efforts, ranging from global to local, sparked a momentum for a transition to an ethical, green economy.
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