The Green Economy Report (GER) is one of the three key elements emerging from the Green Economy Initiative announced by UNEP in 2008. Comprising 14 chapters on – amongst others – agriculture, forests, manufacturing, transport and waste, the GER sets out a macro-economic case for increasing public and private investments in the ‘green sectors’, with a special focus on employment opportunities. LSE Cities was commissioned by UNEP to coordinate the research and delivery of two main chapters and supporting and technical reports on Green Buildings and Green Cities. The report was launched on 25 February 2011.
Collaborators include: African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town; Madras School of Economics, Chennai; Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; Cisco; Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, LSE; Arup Hong Kong; International Building Organisation, Shanghai; Sao Paulo University; Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy, University of Stuttgart; Clinton Climate Initiative, Istanbul; European Institute for Energy Research, Karlsruhe; Paladino and Company; UN-Habitat.