United Nations iLibrary
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Clean energy investments: project summaries is an annual report (2011 on), produced by the Asian Development Bank.
These reports summarize the investments in clean energy made by the operations departments of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), condensing information from project databases and formal reports in an easy-to-reference format.
The reports are prepared by ADB's Clean Energy Program which provides the cohesive agenda that encompasses and guides ADB's lending and nonlending assistance, initiatives, and plan of action for sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific.
(Source: Asian Development Bank)
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.