THE GREEN WAY OUT OF THE CRISIS

13. Feb. 2013

For a bright, sustainable future

A Green way out of the crisis entails a comprehensive economic and social transformation that enables our societies to deliver prosperity, social justice and well being for all, while respecting the physical limits of our planet. This means promoting investment in order to transform our infrastructure and industries, boost education and innovation, strengthen social cohesion and protect our environment as well as our climate.

Introduction

The Green Way Out Of The Crisis

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