Gallery: United Nations Report Says Just 2% of GDP Would Create a Green...


In a report released Monday, the United Nations Environment Programme outlined a sustainable public policy and investment plan that said just two-percent of the global domestic product could move the world from fossil fuel dependency to a low carbon economy. Currently, two-percent of the GDP is being spent on unsustainable practices like fossil fuel use, pesticide subsidies, and fisheries. By shifting focus, it is believed that the divergent approach in investment would kick-start a green economy and alleviate global poverty.

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  1. XenoSilvano February 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Reading articles likes these disheartens me because I know that humanity as a whole has the capacity to achieve this goal if only nations around the world would cease their nationalistic bureaucracies.

  2. Jessica Dailey February 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    @Caeman The report calls for phasing out the unsustainable practices currently funded by 2 percent of the GDP and shifting that 2 percent toward green industry.

  3. caeman February 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

    With half the nations on the planet in severe debt and defaulting on loans, where exactly should that 2% come from? Should people begin working for free?

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