• Overview
  • Agenda

UN Environment, together with the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, and Tongji University, will launch the joint publication 'The Inclusive Green Economy: Policies and practice' edited by Derek Eaton, former economist at UN Environment and Fulai Sheng, Head of economic and fiscal policy work at UN Environment.

The publication builds on and extends the traditional economic growth model by articulating the contributions to productivity from investing in natural capital, clean technologies, and green skills, enabled by fiscal, finance, trade, and labour policies. It addresses the importance of institutions and progress measurement for ensuring that transition towards a green economy is pro-poor, inclusive, fair, and just. Ultimately, the aim of the publication is to inspire students and policy makers, and prepare them to shape the Inclusive Green Economy of tomorrow.

The launch event will take place at International Environment House 2, Room 'Rhin' from 4-6 pm on 12 June. 

  1. Light reception: non alcoholic drinks, coffee, tea, cake & snacks 
  2. Welcome Address by Steven Stone, Chief Markets and Resources Branch, UN Environment.
  3. Introduction to the book by Fulai Sheng (co-editor), Head, Economic and Fiscal Policy Unit, UN Environment
  4. Keynote address by Nikhil Seth, Executive Director UNITAR and Mohamad Ahmed Bin Fahad, Chairman, Zayed International Foundation for the Environment
  5. Panel discussion with the theme: What are the key building blocks and enablers of inclusive green economies?


    Elena Antoni (co-author), Environment and Trade Hub, UN Environment


    Dr. Meshgan Al Awar (co-author), Director, Research and Studies Center, Dubai Police Academy, Secretary General Zayed International Foundation for the Environment

    Guoyong Liang (co-author)Division on Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    Jacob Michael Salcone (co-author), The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), UN Environment

    Camilla Roman, Policy Specialist, Green Jobs, International Labour Organization

  6. Questions and Answers
  7. Closing remarks