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Building Inclusive Green Economies: A New Development Partnership?
22 Jun 2012 - 22 Jun 2012
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

German Pavilion, Parque dos Atletas, Rio de Janeiro

Poverty-Environment Partnership (represented by Deutsche Gesellschaft f�r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and World Resources Institute (WRI))

UNDP, UNEP, ADB, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, WBCSD, WWF and other PEP members

Speakers / Panelists:
Dirk Niebel, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
Ben Knapen, Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation
Heidi Hautala, Minister for international Development, Finland
Jim Leape, Director General, WWF International

Manish Bapna, Interim President, World Resources Institute

Short description:
Can moving to an inclusive green economy really help developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve equitable and sustainable growth and development? While examples of the green economy in practice show great potential for delivering a �triple bottom line� of job-creating economic growth coupled with environmental protection and social inclusion, this is by no means guaranteed. This session will facilitate a dialogue on the building blocks of an inclusive green and the role of development cooperation in supporting low-income countries to make the transition.

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