Green Economy in a Blue World -Economy illustrates some characteristics about the world economy, especially focusing on three capitals, the GINI Index (The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution), the Gross Domestic Product and the Human Development Index.
Green Economy in a Blue World tries to harmonies the traditional world economy and the ecosystem dependent economic values. Economic productivity is often harmful for worldwide ecosystems. With a greener and more sustainable economy there can be a better allignment between ecosystems and economy.
A green economy results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The UNEP Green Economy in a Blue World report looks at the opportunities of greening six economic sectors of particular relevance for the marine environment – fisheries & aquaculture, tourism, shipping, marine minerals, renewable energy and nutrients.
Sources: WorldBank, UNDP and CIA Factbook.