Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It's Not Easy Being Green

...The coalition, which includes IUCN, WWF, IIED and the leader author of the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Pavan Sukhdev, along with trade union and business groups, urges the G-20 to invest in a green economy.

"We recommend that you allocate $750 billion of this stimulus package, which is around one percent of global GDP, to investments that will build an inclusive and green economy," the open letter reads. "You can do this by investing in green infrastructure, such as renewable energy, sustainable transport systems, and environmentally friendly buildings which would also stimulate the creation of high quality, stable employment across a range of sectors.”

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