16 Nov '11, 2pm

UNEP launched a new report on Green Economy today

However, it adds that over time the number of "new and decent jobs created" in sectors - ranging from renewable energies to more sustainable agriculture - will, however, offset those lost from the former "brown economy".As a result, a growing number of countries are undertaking activities to accelerate this transition. At the China Council meeting this week, for example, the government's international advisory group is expected to put forward its own study for moving towards a Green Economy. China is the world's lead investor in renewable energy, overtaking Spain in 2009 and spending US$49 billion in 2010. Overall, China is committed to spending US$468 billion over the next five years, more than double the previous five years, on key industries, including renewable energy, clean technologies and waste management. "China considers the Green Economy to be a strategic choice ...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=26...

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