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Green Economy and Rio +20: How can LDC’s benefit from a Successful Rio + 20 Summit?
As global discussions and preparations proceed towards the Rio+20 Conference, questions have arisen in particular regarding the relevance of a ´green economy´ in the context of the LDCs. As they stand today, LDCs have a low-carbon profile given their limited levels of carbon emissions. Their economies significantly rely on natural capital assets such as agriculture, forest resources, biodiversity and tourism, combined with a large potential for renewable energies. Whereas countries in other parts of the world face economic and social challenges to decarbonise, LDCs can jump start the transition to a green economy from a different starting point, taking advantage of opportunities to leapfrog and build on sustainable practices they already have in many areas.
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Project Number UNCTAD11-35
Trade Category Trade and Environment
Dates 12/05/2011 - 12/05/2011
Reporting Agency United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Implementing Agencies / Countries United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Turkey
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Least-Developed Countries
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