SCP Publications

Environment and Poverty Times - n°6

Can resource efficiency trigger the transformation to a green economy? In a context of multiple global crises, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, in cooperation with UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), gathered inputs from all over the world to gather elements of response for this question. The 6th issue of the Environment and Poverty Times - an easy-to-read and illustrated ‘newspaper’ - was launched on September 9th, 2009 in Manila at the International Conference on Green Industry in Asia.

The Environment and Poverty Times highlights the links between poverty alleviation and environmental concerns. This issue focuses on resource efficiency as a catalyst for greening the global economy while simultaneously contributing to poverty alleviation efforts in developing countries.

The publication includes thought-provoking articles on economic shifts that provide alternatives for a more sustainable future. These are complemented by articles featuring concrete examples from all over the world highlighting initiatives in areas such as energy, waste management, agriculture, construction and tourism.

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A short edition of the Environment and Poverty Times, with selected articles, is also available in Spanish:

Language: English
Publication date: September 2009
Programme: Marrakech Process | Poverty
Pages: 36