The world is reaching its ecological limits especially concerning carbon emission while concurrently inequality is rising with the bottom of the wealth pyramid lacking access to basic services, resources and markets. Markets including capital markets place no value on ecological costs nor on social and environment equality but act in the short term to maximise return on investment. These integrated social and ecological crises require integrated solutions which can transform how development happens.
By Kate Berrisford - Green Africa Directory – September, 2012
We are perhaps all too familiar with the mantra of 'development first, environment later' particularly given the scale of economic stagnation that is characterising so many parts of the world. However, a green economy that is geared towards low-carbon, low environmental-impact and resource efficient production and consumption, offers huge potential for economies at all levels of development.
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