By Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition – October, 2016
The tiny South Korean island of Jeju has big ambitions: by 2030 it plans to be carbon free. The province is busily expanding solar and wind technology, installing renewable storage capacity and scaling up the number of charging stations for over 300,000 electric cars over the next fifteen years.
A year ago, I attended the Rio+20 Conference at Rio de Janeiro, a city famous for its beach resorts, Carnival, and natural landscape. But to people like me who work on development and environmental issues, Rio is a place of pilgrimage due to its significance in setting the sustainable development agenda back in 1992.
"Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development" is a fascinating combination of developing country perspectives on inclusive governance for a green economy, with complementary lessons from the OECD’s recent experience of green growth through resource-efficient technology, incentives and investment (see report).
The global trade union movement is bitterly disappointed at the Declaration of the Rio+20 Summit, a declaration that lacks the concrete measures necessary now to end senseless environmental destruction, drive investment into the green economy to create jobs and reduce the alarming growth in inequity with the guarantee of social protection for the most vulnerable people.
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