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The Road to Rio+20: For a development]led green economy
UNCTAD, 2011
by: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The Road to Rio+20 publications, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development provide a series of essay compilations, all based around the ewhatf, ewhyf and ehowf of making the transition to a development]led green economy. Road to Rio+20 comprises three issues released in March 2011, November 2011 and June 2012.

The first issue aims to contextualise the green economy, examine the pros and cons from different perspectives, identify the critical issues and provide a case study to look at a specific green economy initiative. The second issue provides a series of real world references for governments, businesses and civil society; what is referred to in this volume as epathways to a development]led green economyf. The third issue moves forward the debate, focusing primarily on commitments and outcomes and the potential of Rio+20 to generate innovative ideas, policies and to consolidate sustainable development strategies of governments.

In the first issue, the UNCTAD Secretary]General Supachai Panitchpakdi describes the green economy as an economy that results in improved human well]being and reduced inequalities, while not exposing future generations to significant environmental risks and ecological scarcities. He stresses that a green economy is a critical enabling component of the overarching goal of sustainable development. Moving towards a green economy implies not only the mainstreaming of green niches in specific sectors of an economy but also a change in an economyfs overall social construct.