Green Economy

A green economy creates growth while also improving the environment and people’s lives. It’s a key part of sustainable development, and can be pictured as being built with three pillars: social, economic and environmental. In a general sense, a green economy means an economy that is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. Public and private investments drive income growth and employment in ways that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Conservation of ecosystems and provision of sustainable clean energy are at the heart of the agenda for a green economy. 
ICIMOD is working to develop a well-informed and action-oriented green economy strategy for sustainable mountain development. Through research and policy support, we work on ways to harness elements of a green economy to improve the economy, society and environment of the mountain region.



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