Green Growth

Green growth or green economy has been defined by various organization differently but the central idea they all cover is economic, social and environmental benefits. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) “a green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcity.” And according to Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), “Green growth means fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies.”

There has been talks and a huge amount of investment has been made on the issue related to green growth / economy and it still requires significant amount of collective efforts to make it realized. From our experiences with policymakers, businesses and civil society in many developing world, we realized that the concept of green growth requires more explanation. It is not still as attractive as sustainable development to policymakers in the global South, hence, we need to demonstrate and deliver economic, social and environmental benefits immediately to convince all stakeholders that the green growth is a model growth engine and can create a low carbon economy.

CAI works with governments, development agencies, businesses and civil societies and involves in green growth of transition economy by covering its key elements and others through;

  • Identifying value of natural capital
  • Assisting on formulation and implementation of appropriate plans, policies, strategies, regulations, and incentives
  • Promoting sustainable production and consumption practices
  • Assisting on fair distribution of income and social standards to enhance poverty reduction, social well-being, better livelihood, inclusive and accountable society
  • Providing necessary training and education to the concerned parties