11 Apr '11, 10am

Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition

Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition The idea of a Green Economy is fast becoming a key component of mainstream economic discourse and is seen as the blueprint for a transition to a more efficient and equitable economy that makes better use of natural resources to achieve sustainable growth. The SEED Initiative – hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) - will host a high-level symposium which will focus on policy interventions to accelerate the transition to a Green Economy and on the contribution of entrepreneurs in developing countries. Participants will include representatives from government, the business sector, civil society and academia, with an opening address by South Africa's Minister for Economic Development, Ibrahim Patel, and keynote speaker UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. The SEED In...

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