Green Development Co-Operation in Zambia [E-Book]: An Overview / Juan Casado-Asensio ... [et al]
Casado-Asensio, Juan.
Wang, Shannon. / Moilwa, Katlego. / Drutschinin, Anna.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2014
48 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
englisch
10.1787/5js6b25c2r5g-en
OECD Green Growth Papers ; 2014/03
Environment
Zambia
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Embracing green growth can secure strong, stable and sustainable development. Green growth recognises and integrates the value of natural capital into economic decision-making and development planning, which is critical to avoid natural capital depletion, the worst of climate change and social and national security risks (OECD, 2013). This is particularly true for developing countries, because of their dependence on natural assets and acute exposure and vulnerability to environmental risks, ranging from air, water and soil pollution, as well as natural resource scarcity and extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. A green growth policy framework recognises and aims to address both micro- and macro-level pressures that countries face to grow their economies, while also managing environmental risks. In poorer developing countries, micro-level pressures may include lack of access to basic services such as shelter, fuel, water; while macro-level pressures are threats to stable livelihoods due to...