UNCTAD releases book ''Road to Rio +20''

UNCTAD has published the first in a series of volumes focusing on issues pertinent to ”green” economic growth – a low-carbon, resource-efficient approach to development intended to raise living standards in sustainable fashion while combating climate change and conserving biodiversity. The intent is to give practical expression to the concept of sustainable development adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The book features 14 articles and is intended to highlight critical topics and focus global discussion in advance of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The Rio +20 summit has as its main theme ”the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. ”It also will focus on the institutional framework for sustainable development at the international and national levels. http://www.unctad.org/trade_env/greeneconomy/roadtorioGE.asp