Why a Green Economy Matters for the Least Developed Countries
UNEP, UNCTAD, UN-OHRLLS, 2011
by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The world is preparing for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), where one of the themes will be green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. This publication examines the idea that Least Developed Countries (LDCs) possess the economic conditions, the natural and cultural assets, and the policy setting to embrace, if not lead, a green economy transition, which would in turn accelerate their development.