GE LAMA I
Green Economy

"Practically speaking, a green economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services"

There is no internationally agreed definition of green economy and at least eight separate definitions were used in recent publications.

However, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has in its flagship Green Economy Report, released in November 2011 under its Green Economy Initiative, defined the green economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

Practically speaking, a green economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes. This development path should maintain, enhance and, where necessary, rebuild natural capital as a critical economic asset and source of public benefits, especially for economically disadvantaged people whose livelihoods and security depend strongly on nature.

UNEPs definition has since been cited in a number of more recent reports, including by the UNEMG and the OECD. Another definition for green economy offered by the Green Economy Coalition (a group of NGOs, trade union groups and others doing grassroots work on a green economy) succinctly defines green economy as "a resilient economy that provides a better quality of life for all within the ecological limits of the planet"

GE LAMA I (Green Economy and Locally-Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Indonesia) is an initiative for building local government capacities in planning low emission development, and in developing locally (LAMA) and/or nationally (NAMA) appropriate mitigation actions.

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