About green economy

An inclusive green economy is one that improves human well-being and builds social equity while reducing environmental risks and scarcities.

An inclusive green economy is an alternative to today's dominant economic model, which exacerbates inequalities, encourages waste, triggers resource scarcities, and generates widespread threats to the environment and human health. Over the past decade, the concept of the green economy has emerged as a strategic priority for many governments.

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People and partners

UN Environment’s Economics and Trade Branch, which is based in Geneva, leads the organization’s work on green economy. We also engage in a number of critical partnerships.