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  • Submitted by: South Africa
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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  • Location: cape town
  • Date of completion: 2011
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
South Africa's New Growth Path - Green Economy Accord
Description/achievement of initiative

The Government and its social partners signed the Green Economy Accord on 17 November 2011 as an outcome of social dialogue on the New Growth Path.
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The Accord launches a green partnership to create large numbers of jobs, provide a spur for industrialisation and help to create a sustainable future for this and the next generation. It is one of a series of agreements in which social partners commit to work together to achieve the goals of the New Growth Path. The Accord helps lay a basis for greater employment creation and equality, and sets out how South Africans can participate in the green technological revolution now sweeping the planet.

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