Session Information

Green Economic Development: Global Best Practices for Job Creation & Investment

Date: Wednesday, March 2

Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

Format: Conversation Circle

With a global market for environmental products and services estimated at $5 trillion and expanding quickly, there is a growing appreciation for the significant business, investment, and employment opportunities that come from the transition to a lower-carbon, resource efficient, and socially inclusive green economy. At the same time, there is a lack of consistency in linking green growth policies, goals, and objectives with quantifiable economic impacts and outcomes. This session will explore the opportunities that come from the transition to a low-carbon economy, placing a ‘green’ lens to economic development program and policy best practices.

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