There is growing realization of the potential that transiting to a “green economy” holds not only as a short-term response to multiple global crises, but also for longer-term sustainable development and poverty alleviation.
The 15th senior officials meeting of the Environment Management Group (EMG) in September 2009 set up a new Issue Management Group (IMG) on a “green economy” to assess how the UN system can more coherently support countries in making the transition to a “green economy” and work on joint and consistent messaging on measures needed to support this transition.
The UN report : “ Working towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy: A United Nations System-wide Perspective” was prepared as a UN system contribution to the Rio+20 Conference providing how the UN system and Bretton Woods institutions can collectively assist countries in making this transition.
The inter-agency Issue Management Group on green economy is engaged in supporting the implementation of the outcome document of the Rio+20 by serving as a mechanism for UN system-wide outreach, information sharing, awareness raising and coordination on inclusive green economies, building on the existing information, knowledge and experiences of the EMG members.
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