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The Environment & Poverty Times No. 6

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The theme of the 6th issue of Environment and Poverty Times is resource efficiency as a catalyst for a greening of the world economy and its subsequent contribution to poverty alleviation efforts. It points to a few examples of shifts in thinking about economics that may lead to a more sustainable future. It presents practical examples of resource efficiency that contribute to a greening of the economy, highlighting such themes as sustainable energy, waste management, construction and sustainable tourism.

Prepared by UNEP/GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), this issue of the Environment & Poverty Times was released on 9 September 2009 at the UNIDO International Conference on Green Industry in Asia held in Manila, Philippines.

This article is an article quoted from GRID-Arendal . Please click here to go to the original article and download the publication ‘Environment and Poverty Times’ nr. 6.

GRID-Arendal is a collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) . Established in 1989 by the Government of Norway as a Norwegian Foundation, with the mission to communicate environmental information to policy-makers and facilitate environmental decision-making for change.

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