June 6, 2012 – (UN News Centre) As the world’s leading economies prepare to meet later this month in Mexico, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to find ways to stimulate the global economy and create jobs while ensuring inclusive green growth that drives sustainable development.
“We stand at a crossroads. Our common future is at stake,” Mr. Ban said as Member States gathered for an informal meeting in the General Assembly to express their views ahead of the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) on 18 and 19 June in Los Cabos. Continue reading>>
May 29, 2012 – (via UN News Centre) Asia-Pacific nations must adopt low carbon policies to reduce poverty and sustain their economic growth, according to a United Nations roadmap launched today, which puts forward a series of strategies to help developing countries in the region deal with shrinking natural resources and climate change and drive sustainable development. Continue reading>>
May 16, 2012 – (via The Guardian) It’s clear that with unprecedented pressure on our natural resources and our climate, the world economy needs to “green up”. I want UK businesses to be in the vanguard of that move. On Wednesday, I’ll take my seat alongside British business leaders at the Aldersgate Rio +20 Business Summit where we’ll debate the opportunities – and the challenges – of transforming our whole economy to one geared towards long-term green growth. Continue reading>>
Feb. 13, 2012 - (via DEFRA) LONDON - The UK will be a driving force in pressing for new goals to help the world embrace a greener and more sustainable economy at this summer’s major UN conference in Brazil, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman pledged today. Continue reading>>