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Étude sur la Situation Économique et Sociale dans le Monde, 2009: Promouvoir le Développement, Protéger la Planète

Release Date: April, 2011
(also available in English, Spanish)
ISBN 13: 9789212090931
Sales Number: 09.II.C.1
280 page(s), 8.5x11
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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The World Economic and Social Survey 2009 argues that the separation in practice of climate change and development agendas has distorted the global debate on the two biggest policy challenges facing the international community. According to the Survey, an integrated approach based on the concept of sustainable development is urgently needed. It proposes that mitigation and adaptation can move forward effectively only if they are part of a consistent development strategy built around a massive investment-led transformation along low-emissions, high-growth paths. The Survey also contends that a critical role must be played by developmental States able to mobilize public finance and build appropriate technological capacity.

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