Green Economy

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Book Chapter
In Inclusive Green Economy: Policies and Practice

This chapter aims to enable its readers to: i) Appreciate the need for a clear and comprehensive macroeconomic framework for research and policy analysis to support an inclusive green economy; ii) Understand the concept of multiple capital stocks – including human, physical, natural, social, institutional – and their utility in advancing the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Resources

Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) was adopted as a stand-alone goal and reflected as one of the cross-cutting objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a central role to address global resource consumption and its associated environmental impacts, as well as numerous social and economic issues. With this broad...

The 5th Asian Energy Modelling Workshop on "Achieving a Sustainable 2050: Insights from energy system modelling"

This presentation introduced the Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM) Framework and its application to modelling a carbon tax in Mexico. The presentation was based on the project of the development of an integrated green economy modelling framework led by the UN Environment, in collaboration with four modelling experts, namely Dr. Xin Zhou...

Technical Workshop on Designing an Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM) Tool for Informing Green Economy Policy Making Processes

Under the Partnership for Action on a Green Economy (PAGE), UNEP collaborated with the modelling experts (including Xin Zhou from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Roy Boyd from Ohio University, Maria Eugenia Ibarrarán from Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla and Steven Arquitt from the Millennium Institute) to develop an Integrated...

Book Chapter
In The Economy of Green Cities: A World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy

Composting is a traditional agricultural practice to recycle organic waste. However, due to ongoing rapid urbanization and changing life-styles, organic waste lost its traditional link to the rural agriculture. Instead, organic waste became a serious environmental issue in developing countries. This paper therefore discusses the experiences of two...

Working Paper
YCU-IGES Joint Seminar on Low-Carbon and Smart Cities

The YCU - IGES Joint Seminar on Low-Carbon and Smart Cities was held on 24 and 26 July 2012 on the occasion of the 4th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2012), in Yokohama, Japan. The seminar was composed of two parts: Part 1 on “Urban Challenges for a Green and Smart Economy”, and Part 2 on “Urbanization Knowledge...

Roundtable on “Learning from emerging energy innovations in Asia with a focus on energy access and clean energy: Contributing to the discourse on an institutional framework for sustainable development”
Discussion Paper

IGES maintains that sustainable development can only be achieved by addressing the three interdependent dimensions of economy, society and environment in an integrated manner. A Green Economy, supported by a strengthened Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development is based on safe, secure and low-carbon energy, with integrated climate...