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A road map to a green economy

news - 22/10/2014

Participants of the Green Economy Academy[1] consolidated their knowledge following a two-week training event on how to actively promote socially inclusive green economies by discussing in country groups their road maps to a green economy.

The Academy concluded with participants debating and sharing their perspectives on how they specifically visualize the green economy pathway in their countries and by proposing concrete actions on how to take this forward.

As participants commented, “Green economy strategies can provide medium and long-term win-win solutions for all stakeholders” and “This is only the start of a journey towards a green economy. The life of a green economy begins today!”

“Greener economies can be engines of growth in both advanced and developing economies. They can generate decent green jobs that contribute significantly to poverty eradication and to social inclusion,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a video address to participants.



[1]Over 120 participants from 20 countries gathered at the Centre on October 6 for a two-day policy forum and knowledge fair on the green economy. The event marked the beginning of the first ever “Academy on the Green Economy” – a two-week training and learning event organized within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).