Kick-off for a Finland supported Green Economy* research project in Lao PDR and Cambodia

More than fifty stakeholders representing the
government (ministries of environment, energy, forestry and agriculture),
international organisations and development banks (UNDP, ADB, CIFOR), academia
(National Univerity of Laos, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Royal
University of Phnom Penh) and various non-governmental organisations attended
the kick-off for a new joint research project by Finland Futures Research
Centre (University of Turku) and Viikki Tropical Research Institute (University
of Helsinki) on Green Economy Transitions in Least Developed Countries
(GET-LDC). The research will focus on examining the interlinkages of forests
and energy in the context of green growth and looking into creating sustainable
solutions for development.

 

*A green economy is low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive, in which growth, income and employment are driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. There are expectations that green growth will be able to generate even more growth than the current business as usual brown economy in an inclusive manner.
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