- Growing economic activity (which leads to investment, jobs and competitiveness) in the green industry sector.
- A shift in the economy as a whole towards cleaner industries and sectors.”
- The green economy is a means for achieving sustainable development.
- The green economy should create decent work and green jobs.
- The green economy is resource and energy efficient.
- The green economy respects planetary boundaries or ecological limits or scarcity.
- The green economy uses integrated decision making. The green economy measures progress beyond GDP using appropriate indicators/metrics. The green economy is equitable, fair and just – between and within countries and between generations. The green economy protects biodiversity and ecosystems. The green economy delivers poverty reduction, well‐being, livelihoods, social protection and access to essential services. The green economy improves governance and the rule of law. It is inclusive, democratic, participatory, accountable, transparent, and stable. The green economy internalises externalities.
- Green buildings and the built environment
- Sustainable transport and infrastructure
- Clean energy and energy efficiency
- Resource conservation and management
- Sustainable waste management practices
- Agriculture, food production and forestry
- Water management
- Sustainable consumption and production
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