The ADCR 2011: Sustanaible Development And The Green Economy

01 Jul 2011

In this paper two main arguments are proposed. First, environmental sustainability entails social empowerment and enhanced freedom of opportunity. Beyond increased personal consumption, this includes increased accountability and freedom from the inequities that often result from systems of resource exploitation and disproportionate impacts of ecological change. Second, as demand for solutions to food, water and energy challenges grow; the market for green solutions has surged globally, with large potential for the Arab region to benefit from these innovations and to potentially take a lead role in their further development and application. A need exists for public policy, strategies and regulatory frameworks that incentivize and promote green solutions, investment and technology

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