A Global Green New Deal for Climate, Energy, and Development
UNDESA, 2009This paper lays out a strategy - a Global Green New Deal - for reducing greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing development. The crux of the strategy relies on a big investment push that quickly lowers the cost of renewable energy. Affordable, abundant and accessible renewable energy, the paper highlights, can forestall dangerous climate change and sustainably power economic growth and development for all. The strategy can also help power a job-rich global economic recovery.