This paper proposes an analytical framework for assessing policies that will contribute to a better integration of environmental externalities in the pursuit of economic efficiency and growth objectives. The framework consists of two parts.

The carbon embedded in internationally traded food and agricultural goods

This report have identified no less than 154 new policy announcements globally just since October, in the run-up to the conference. This is the highest number of new government initiatives ever recorded on this issue in a four month period. Progress can be traced directly to the summit and the Copenhagen Accord which called on countries to state publicly what they were doing about climate change.

One of society

Since the recent, very tangible manifestations of the multiple crises in our economic, environmental, and social systems, there is increasing recognition of the need to change how we do things. This has led to the more regular use of words such as transition, transformation, and eco-innovation, especially in areas of environmental and industrial research but also in economic contexts.

Anthropogenic carbon emissions exemplify modern resource overexploitation. The consumption of 1.2 billion richer humans accounts for some 75% of total emissions. Instead of viewing these consumers as part of the problem, we should persuade them to contribute to the solution.

This report provides an update on the status of investment in clean energy and how the sector has survived the financial crisis. It also provides a critical overview of the various public and private sector financing mechanisms at the national, state and local level that could help unleash further necessary investment.

India plans to revise its GDP by taking into account the environmental fallout of economic activity. (Editorial)

The greening of economic growth series ESCAP, its partners and Asia-Pacific countries have advocated "green growth" as a strategy to achieve sustainable development in the resource-constrained, high-poverty context of the Asian and the Pacific region.

This Policy Brief states that developing countries, although facing considerable costs, can also generate new income if they adapt their development strategies to the requirements of climate change mitigation.