Green economy  |  Publications  |  07.07.2011

Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

This UNEP report demonstrates that investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient green economy.

The report shows that an investment of 2% of global GDP would more than pay for itself in the form of millions of new jobs, the development of new industries, health benefits from cleaner air, energy efficiency savings and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

 The sum, currently amounting to an average of around $1.3 trillion a year and backed by forward-looking national and international policies, would grow the global economy at around the same rate if not higher than those forecast, under current economic models.

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