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June 2013
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

In this Issue 4 of A Guidebook to the Green Economy, the focus turns to the various international initiatives that are supporting countries and stakeholders to implement the green economy worldwide by providing a range of services including information exchange, data management, capacity building

November 2012
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

The concept of green economy has received significant international attention over the past few years both as a tool to address the 2008 financial crisis as well as one of the two themes for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

November 2012
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication was one of two themes at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 (or Rio+20).

August 2012
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Green economy has been proposed as a means for catalysing national policy development and international cooperation to respond to climate change related crises and support sustainable development.

June 2012
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

The primary objective of this study is to design an integrated strategy, based on government criteria and expert assessment, for the transformation of the economy of Carriacou and Petite Martinique into a greener and more sustainable economy.

January 2012
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This report comprises a series of three perspectives of the ‘Green Economy’ from leading experts Jose Antonio Ocampo, Aaron Cosbey and Martin Khor and an overarching summary by Jose Antonio Ocampo. The core elements of the paper are:  

January 2012
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Food and Agriculture Organization on the United Nations (FAO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), WorldFish Center, GRID-Arendal

This report analyses how key sectors that are interlinked with the marine and coastal environment – the blue world – can make the transition towards a green economy.

June 2011
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

The world economic and social survey (WESS) provides analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies.

August 2008
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

This brief examines the reasons behind the current drive towards sustainable public procurement (SPP), and the barriers that have to be overcome in order to implement it. It also looks at the key benefits and methods involved in SPP and green public procurement (GPP).

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