Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government.
The Directorate for Nature Management and the Climate and Pollution Agency are being merged to form the Norwegian Environment Agency with effect from 1 July 2013.
Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the different factors that affect green growth, and appropriate information is needed to monitor progress and measure results. As part of Green Growth Strategy, the OECD has developed a conceptual framework and indicators that help governments monitor progress towards green growth. According this conceptual framework
630,000 new jobs by 2020 as a result of resolute climate protection
The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) sees excellent opportunities to renew the global economy in environmental protection. “Whereas it used to be seen as expensive and a damper to growth, environmental protection now has the potential to be the engine of prosperity in modern economies“, said UBA President Jochen Flasbarth upon publication of the annual Schwerpunkte 2012 report in Berlin. At unchanged production methods with high greenhouse gas emissions and raw materials consumption, our world is ultimately headed towards the brink of ecological and economic collapse. Ahead of the July 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Flasbarth is hoping for global impetus. He says, “We need green economy. The fact that it has economic advantages has been proven in Germany, for German businesses are global leaders in exports of environmental protection goods. There are already some two million people with jobs in the environmental protection field. Renewable energies alone have created about 370,000 jobs, a number that has actually continued to grow despite the financial crisis,“ says Flasbarth. Another 630,000 jobs might be created if the Federal Government climate protection goals to reduce greenhouse gases by 40 percent until 2020 are pursued resolutely.
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