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With a population predicted to grow to 9.6 billion by 2050 according UN estimates and increasing resource scarcity to match – shifting to a sustainable economic model is quickly becoming an imperative. Capacity4dev caught up with the European Commission and Chatham House, to find out what a circular economy means for the developing world – and how it can be promoted in development cooperation.
Pierre Berman posted Information 16 April 2018

Rural population depending on agricultural activities in remote areas are usually belonging to the informal sector because of the low level of formalization of the production means, absence of formal and legally recognized business entity, … This lack of formalization is also one of the causes of

Peter Rowan posted Information 14 March 2018

A new competition for innovative businesses or projects that have the power to change current practices and demonstrate strong positive climate impact

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) posted Information 19 July 2017

July 13, 2017

The SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Award provides winners with tailored business and financial advice, help with marketing and publicity, and introductions to funding bodies, policy makers and other avenues of support.

Norma Schönherr posted Information 13 June 2017

Dear all,

we are currently holding an online event that may be relevant to the members of this group. This afternoon features webcasts on human rights impact assessment, evaluating community investments and latest developments in LCA.

29
Jun
From
29 June 2017 to 30 June 2017
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byOECD

The Conference will identify key challenges and ways forward to better align financial mechanisms with policy reforms to speed and scale up green investments in support of energy efficient and low-carbon growth, new business opportunities and green jobs in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armen

Tatiana Chernyavskaya uploaded a new Document 5 April 2017

The "Greening Economies in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN) Programme funded by the European Union assists six countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in progressing faster towards a green economy framework.

Women breaking stones
Sand, gravel and salt may have a low price per tonne, but their value for domestic development and their potential for local employment creation is significant, especially when compared to the more talked about minerals like copper and gold. With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, these humble ‘Development Minerals’ will play a crucial role in building homes and urban environments. The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, supported by the EU and UNDP, have initiated a capacity-building programme to develop this sector sustainably and improve livelihood opportunities.
DEVCO is supporting work at the intersection of environment, economy and business in its partner countries to avoid the polluting pathway of many industrialised countries and develop green businesses from the outset. It means working at many levels – training entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, effecting large-scale policy change and mobilizing investment.
One of the great challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals will be finding ways of lifting populations out of poverty, which is often associated with increased consumption and production, while at the same time dealing with emissions and meeting environmental targets. The question is how to create economic value which also benefits society. Smart technologies, sustainable business models and circular economy solutions are already being developed, but experts say they need to be scaled up, and fast.

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