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8 March 2010
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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Fifteenth Poverty Environment Partnership Meeting

1-5 March 2010 | Lilongwe, Malawi

Highlights for Wednesday, 3 March 2010

On Wednesday, 3 March 2010, participants convened to discuss the Green Economy. Participants gathered in morning plenary to discuss the diverse approaches to the green economy, including examples from India, Kenya, Germany and Denmark. Participants then heard two presentations on natural wealth enabling development and ecosystem valuation and green accounting, before having a discussion session on methods to get natural resource and ecosystem economics used in policy and decision making.

After lunch, participants were invited to attend a series of parallel sessions on: the green economy Coalition; Green Jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Development Alternatives in India; the One Planet Economy; and Green stimulus packages, before convening in a plenary session to hear and discuss the UNEP green economy Initiative and how PEP can add value.
Daily web highlights
Monday, 1 March | Tuesday, 2 March | Wednesday, 3 March | Thursday, 4 March | Friday, 5 March
Wilfred Nyangena, Environment for Development Centre, Kenya, stressed that the undervaluation of forest resources implies a low budget allocation to the forestry sector.
Glenn-Marie Lange, World Bank, highlighted that the natural capital approach to sustainable development implies that development per capita of wealth needs to increase.
Steve Bass, IIED, presenting an overview of emerging green economy initiatives, highlighted four possible objectives of green economy work: economic resilience; biosphere protection; equity and social justice; and accountability.
Vijay Chaturvedi, Development Alternatives, noted that the ILO defines "green jobs" as ones that reduce the environmental impacts of enterprises and sectors to a sustainable level across all sectors.

Andrew Seidl, IUCN, highlighted that economic valuation provides signals about the implications of resource use where the market may fail to do so.

Tom Bigg, IIED, presenting on the Green Economy Coalition and its upcoming consultations, outlined that the Coalition aims to address social needs and sustaining the biosphere within a green economy framework.

Tamara Levine, OECD, Wilfred Nyangena, Environment for Development Centre, Kenya, Anuschka Hilke, GTZ.

Participants gathered in afternoon plenary to hear presentations on UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative and discuss how PEP can add value to this. Participants highlighted: the role of PEP in advocacy and lobbying; indicators and green accounting; and priorities for creating green jobs and green wealth.

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Monday, 1 March | Tuesday, 2 March | Wednesday, 3 March | Thursday, 4 March | Friday, 5 March
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