Copenhagen - World Bank Chief Economist for Sustainable Development Marianne Fay presents the World Bank's report on Inclusive Green Growth to European Parliamentarians
May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012
Ms. Marianne Fay, Chief Economist of the Sustainable Development Network, on May 14 presented the World Bank's report on 'Inclusive Green Growth' in the opening session of the Interparliamentary Conference "The Road to Green Growth and Sustainable Development" hosted by the Danish Parliament. In the report, the World Bank argues that inclusive green growth is efficient and affordable, and a necessary step towards sustainable development.
The conference was opened by Mr. Per Stig Møller, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Danish Parliament after which Ms. Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, spoke around the topic "Global transition towards sustainable growth" recommendations to Rio+20". Ms. Tara Rao, expert on sustainable development, continued the discussion through a reflection upon "Rio+20: Building an Equitable Green Economy" from a Civil Society perspective.
The Conference brought together Members of Parliaments from across Europe, focusing on global challenges in relation to sustainable development and green growth, and how Rio +20 can play a role,
While in Copenhagen, the World Bank Chief Economist also gave a presentation of the report at a seminar hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to these presentations, she discussed green growth with representatives from the private sector at a round table event organized by the Danish Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO) to the World Bank, based at the Confederation of Danish Industries.
For the complete conference speech by Marianne Fay on Sustainable Development through Green Growth, please see the following video (at 13:50):