"No one size fits all" approach to green economy

Asha-Rose Migiro

There is 'no one size fits all" approach to the green economy, according to United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro.

She was speaking at the start of the General Assembly debate on the green economy, which promotes sustainable development by protecting the environment and natural resources.

Ms. Migiro said each government must determine how the green economy can work for its people.

"The green economy must be tailored to national circumstances. There is no 'one size fits all' approach. For countries where poverty is rife, green economy measures must create abundant jobs and sustainable livelihoods. For countries that depend heavily on raw material exports, green economy measures must not displace vital economic sectors, but instead create dynamic new growth sectors."

Asha-Rose Migiro said that the green economy must also help address the many challenges presented by global climate change such as food security, deforestation and energy security.

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