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Reversing the ‘Resources Curse’: Investing in Resource Driven Economies
The amount of investment needed in oil and gas or mining is set to climb, and the proportion destined for lower-income countries could significantly increase with the potential of lifting over 540 million people out of poverty before 2030, according to leading research group, McKinsey Global Institute.
Next Steps for Green Economy
At last year's Rio+20 sustainable development conference, Green Economy emerged as one of the two main issues, alongside strengthening the institutional framework for sustainable development. But how can we translate what has been referred to as the ‘rather abstract’ concept of Green Economy into concrete development cooperation activities and results? Achim Halpaap of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recently delivered the ‘Introduction To An Inclusive Green Economy’ training, and shares his ideas. 
A Partnership For Action On Green Economy
What support is there to help build national green economy strategies that will generate new jobs and skills, promote clean technologies, and reduce environmental risks and poverty? In the first of a two-part series on making green economy happen, this week’s ‘Voices & Views’ focuses on a UN initiative, The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), which responds to country-led demand for assistance in their efforts to make a just transition to green economy. 
How the European Commission is Facilitating the Move to Green Economy
In the past year, the European Commission has taken solid steps towards mainstreaming green economy into its development cooperation. Cristiana Pasca-Palmer, Head of the Environment, Climate Change, Natural Resources and Water Unit at EuropeAid, outlines the policy bed, targets and main toolkits available to make green economy happen.