Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development - Taking Action on the Regional Implementation Plan for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, 2006-2010

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The book explains three basic principles of Greening growth: quality of economic growth, eco-efficiency of economic growth, and environmental sustainability vis-á-vis environmental performance; and four pillars of Green growth: eco-tax reform, sustainable infrastructure, the greening of business and sustainable consumption. It explores them as potential for policy options and approaches for sustainable development and improved welfare, and gives fresh and practical perspectives from regional governments and experts.




Only six years ago, in 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the world’s Governments reaffirmed their commitment to safeguarding the environment for future generations. They did not anticipate just how soon the situation would deteriorate. We face a daily barrage of bad news: accelerated climate change, natural disasters, food shortages. In 2008, it is clear that our stewardship of the Earth is not just a responsibility for the future: we have to act immediately to protect our own generation.


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