Putting green growth at the heart of development is a 2013 report published by the OECD. It is also available online.
Green growth is vital to secure a brighter, more sustainable future for developing countries. Developing countries will pay a high price for failing to tackle local and global environmental threats because they are more dependent on natural resources and are more vulnerable to resources scarcity and natural disasters.
This book presents evidence that green growth is the only way to sustain growth and development over the long-term. Green growth does not replace sustainable development, but is a means to achieve it. Green growth values natural assets, which are essential to the well-being and livelihoods of people in developing countries, and if policies are designed to respond to the needs of the poorest, green growth can contribute to poverty reduction and social equity.
On September 25-27, the United Nations and its member nations, as well as the Pope will meet to discuss global initiatives. The post-2015 development agenda (also called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will replace the Millennium Development Goals in 2016. Visit the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre to learn about the proposed new goals. (Source: MADGIC Staff)
Energy policy and sector analysis in the Caribbean (2010-2011): assessing Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a 2013 publication by the Organization of American States (OAS).
This report provides a baseline of the current energy sector, energy-policy development, and policy implementation, and highlights renewable efficiency opportunities in 7 assessed Caribbean nations.
By documenting each island nation's energy policy, projects and plans, this report seeks to facilitate discussion and coordinated planning for and among the seven nations.