Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Greening the Economy

Members of the executive committee met with Tina Newport on 7 July to discuss methods of turning the Cook Islands into a “green economy”. A green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Tina is completing a report for the Cook Islands. The report highlights six “green growth paths”. These include:
Sustainable Consumption & Production
Greening Business & Markets
Sustainable Infrastructure
Green Tax and Budget Reform
Eco-efficiency Indicators
Investment in Natural Capital
The final report was to be submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister on 27th July.

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