The Economy of Ghana Network hosted at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana organized a dissemination workshop on ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Inclusive Green Growth’.
Kindly join us continue the discussion on how best we can achieve sustainable development through inclusive green growth on www.egn.org.gh
The unsustainability of the current model of economic growth has been recognized since the publication of the so-called Brundtland (1987) Report ‘Our Common Future’, resulting to the concept of sustainable development. This report defines sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The recognition of the need for a sustainable development has been further materialised by the Rio Conference 1992 where governments around the World and the international community committed to a sustainable development. However, more than 20 years later, the World is still facing many sustainable development issues. Of particular concern are climate change, depletion of natural resources, and the degradation of biodiversity and the ecosystem services that underpin all life on earth, making sustainable development more difficult to achieve (TEEB, 2010). Recent global economic, food, fuel and climate crises have provided an opportunity to reconsider traditional development and business models. The concept of ‘green economy’ is emerging together with various other interrelated concepts: green growth, inclusive green growth, low‐carbon development (or low‐emissions development, low‐carbon growth), climate resilient development, etc. to help addressing the problem of capital misallocation. More importantly, inclusive green growth is being argued to be a means for achieving sustainable development.
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