Green growth, urges UN

A new UN report suggests that investing approximately 2% of global GDP on in greening 10 key sectors of the economy will shift public and private capital flows onto an eco-friendly path. The new green economy model would deliver comparable, or otherwise higher, growth rates compared to a business-as-usual scenario, improve social equity, and drastically reduce environmental risks. Read the full news story at BBC News, and the full UN report at the UNEP website.

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