UNEP Scale-up Session: Green Economy for Sustainable Economies

Event Date: 
November 19, 2014 - 1:30pm
Hall of Americas, Organization of American States, Washington DC

UNEP has defined a green economy as “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”. From this definition, the Expo provides an opportunity for UNEP to demonstrate that inclusive and equitable green economies in a world where economic development is highly needed, is not just feasible but is key to sustainable development and poverty eradication.

UNEP’s Solution Forum will focus on solutions in the areas of energy and urbanization. The world is becoming increasingly urbanized, and with this accelerating process comes a host of challenges. Urban areas now contain over 50% of the world’s population, occupy just 2% of the world’s terrestrial surface and consume up to 75% of natural resources. In addition, 90% of urban growth is taking place in developing countries. 

This forum will be structured around a discussion with panelists from urban and energy sectors and will provide a unique platform to explore the common challenges and share best practices, particularly as we look to find solutions that pave the way towards green and sustainable economies.

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