ICLEI: Briefing Sheet "Green Urban Economy"

ICLEI_Green Urban Economy

A green economy improves human well-being and reduces inequalities over the long term, while not exposing future generations to signifi cant environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Cities and urban areas offer unique opportunities to realize a green economy. Due to the geographical concentration of people, infrastructure, knowledge, economic activity and resources, cities are able to achieve ‘more with less’ – or, in other words, to turn density and urban systems into eco-effi ciency. Cities and a green urban economy can realize opportunities to enhance human well-being and local natural resources, while reducing future costs, ecological scarcities and environmental risks.

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