Volume 90 Issue 26 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 25, 2012

UN Summit Backs A Green Economy

International: Governments meeting in Brazil seek a new model for economic development
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: sustainability, UN, green economy

Governments from around the world meeting in Rio de Janeiro last week endorsed the concept of “greening” the world economy through sustainable development. One area for future action, for example, is improving chemical management throughout the world.

The nonbinding agreement finalized at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development says a green economy should help rid the world of poverty, make economies more robust, improve human welfare, and create jobs while maintaining . . .

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