The Green Economy Report - forestry chapter
IIED are writing a chapter on forestry for the Green Economy Report, compiled by UNEP. They are also managing the process associated with the production of background technical papers.
What is the Green Economy Report?
The Green Economy Report (GER) will make a macroeconomic case for increasing public and private investments in “green sectors” including:-
cities and buildings,
waste management and recycling and;
The report’s goal is to motivate and allow investment in green sectors and in green policy reforms.
In developing countries the GER will try to show that green investments contribute to economic development, to the creation of decent jobs, and to poverty reduction while reducing carbon emissions and environmental degradation. In developed countries it will try to show that investment in these sectors will allow faster and greater economic growth while laying the foundation for a future low carbon economy. In addition, the report will give guidance on how to set out the essential conditions that will allow such investments to grow.
The central message from the Report, is investing in green sectors and for a major increase in these investments. Success is measured by the amount of increased investment in green sectors that will translate into benefits in economic, developmental, and environmental terms.
How will IIED be involved?
Background analysis in support of the drafting of the chapter will be carried out on:
1. Modelling – to analyse the impact of higher investments in sustainable approaches in the sector. Particular attention will be devoted to the assessment of social, economic and environmental repercussions.
2. Enabling conditions – to present elements of domestic policy reform along with key fundamentals of a global policy architecture that are essential to achieving a transition towards a green economy.
Background technical papers may also be drafted on the following issues:
a) Global trends and outlook in the forest sector
b) Global overview of sustainable forest management (SFM) approaches
c) Global overview of public/private investment in SFM
d) Regional studies on SFM approaches and prospects