This analytical report argues that sustained growth is necessary to achieve the urgent development needs of the world’s poor and that there is substantial scope for growing cleaner without growing slower. It highlights that green growth is necessary, efficient, and affordable. This is seen as the only way to reconcile the rapid growth required to bring developing countries to the level of prosperity to which they aspire with the needs of the more than 1 billion people still living in poverty and the imperative of a better managed environment.

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Organization: WB

Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Finance, Industry, Environment, Labour, Green Jobs/Economy, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English