The theme of the 6th issue of Environment and Poverty Times is resource efficiency as a catalyst for a greening of the world economy and its subsequent contribution to poverty alleviation efforts. It points to a few examples of shifts in thinking about economics that may lead to a more sustainable future. It presents practical examples of resource efficiency that contribute to a greening of the economy, highlighting such themes as sustainable energy, waste management, construction and sustainable tourism.
Prepared by GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), this issue of the Environment & Poverty Times was released on 9 September 2009 at the UNIDO International Conference on Green Industry in Asia held in Manila, Philippines.
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