Close to 90 per cent of the GDP of the developing world is linked to nature or natural resources

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Source: United Nations


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Green economy key to development success—UN

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A global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy will help boost economic growth and reduce poverty, and won’t cost the earth, according to a new report from the UN. Towards a green economy: Pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication insists that a two per cent investment of global gross domestic product in “greening” key sectors such as agriculture,Read More …

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Climate change: Low adaptability linked to income and education

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A new index to measure a region’s vulnerability to climate change adaptation indicates that low levels of education and income are more relevant than geographic factors in a community’s ability to adapt. The index was developed by researchers at the World Bank trying to understand the factors shaping exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity to climate change. Click to read more.

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