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.

This document addresses development projects' impact on the environment, which may be harmful to communities and ultimately increases poverty and makes people more vulnerable to disasters. It contains an environmental assessment template and describes the six steps involved in completing this assessment, in addition to disaster and climate risk reduction cases.

This report identifies entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem services in Multilateral Development Banks

Policy-makers who factor the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into their national and international investment strategies are likely to see far higher rates of return and stronger economic growth in the 21st century.

Budget 2009-10 is green in parts, but not in totality.

An overview of the

Being environment friendly is turning out to be good economics, but where is the regulator? THE Greendex survey by National Geographic comes as no surprise. The second of NatGeo

Environmentally-friendly investments form part of many recently launched recovery programmes. With the right policies, they could achieve growth and a cleaner planet as well.

The central component of this research initiative is the creation of a composite index of environmentally sustainable consumption called the Greendex. The Greendex will be used over time to monitor and report changes in consumer behavior by replicating the research annually.