ESCAP Holds Seminar on Green Growth Strategies

© UNESCAP31 August 2009: Government officials from across South-East Asia have gathered in western Thailand for a six-day UN seminar on how countries can implement low-carbon strategies that will also boost economic growth.

Participants will discuss green growth, sustainable consumption and production, eco-efficiency, green taxes, budget reform and other environmental and economic issues. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has organized the seminar, which is taking place at an eco-resort in Thailand's Kanchanaburi province that showcases rainwater harvesting, recycling, organic rice farming and biogas digesting. [UN ESCAP Press release]