GREEN ECONOMY – A GREEN NEW DEAL
Climate change has become one of the biggest international challenges in the 21st century. This emergent global problem has led the world’s attention to Going Green. In view of this, the Malaysian Government has established the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), the first Green Technology led Ministry in the region focusing on green technology and environmental principals in the national economic agenda.
As the Government is committed to foster the development of green economy, KeTTHA has taken initiatives to organize the inaugural International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2010 (IGEM2010) to be held from 14 – 17 October 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Read more
Speaker: Mr Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader – TEEB; Special Advisor & Head – Green Economy Initiative, UNEP; Chairman – Global Markets Centre Mumbai (Deutsche Bank)
Venue: Theatrette, Environment Building, #04-00, Singapore 228231
Increasingly, government and business leaders all over the world recognise they need to operate differently from before to take on the greatest challenge confronting mankind in the 21st century – Climate Change. But just how different is enough? Is sustainable consumption possible? Can we wean ourselves off carbon dependency? We find we begin unravelling the answers when we take the first but essential step to redefine the prosperity agenda – to pave the way towards the makings of a ‘Green Economy’.
Greening the economy entails deliberate efforts to reconfigure business and infrastructure in order to deliver better returns on natural and economic capital investments while at the same time reducing GHGs, extracting and using less natural resources, creating less waste and reducing social disparities. At the same time, we reap benefits of creating more vibrant and sustainable living communities as enabling conditions for the green economy, are created & sustained.
Mr Pavan Sukhdev will share findings from his study highlighting the evidence of environmentally-inclusive economics to achieve both ecosystem conservation & economic development. He will discuss the challenges & prospects for the green economy in relation to climate change, carbon markets and ecological restoration, as well as recommend a global plan for a green industrial revolution and the implementation of green strategies to green national economies.
Details and registration at the SEI website.