Development Co-operation Report 2012

Lessons in Linking Sustainability and Development

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The Development Co-operation Report is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on trends in international aid. This year, the Development Co-operation Report 2012 seeks to provide insights into how to address today’s sustainable development challenges, with a focus on inclusiveness and good governance to ensure that our finite resources are equitably distributed, now and in the future.

Sharing finite resources among a growing number people – and consumers – is a critical challenge. It is in this spirit that J. Brian Atwood, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), invited several intellectual leaders on the challenges of inclusive, sustainable development to contribute to this year’s report.

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Green growth as a national project in China, Kenya and Korea

This chapter reports on three countries that are integrating crucial elements of green growth into national policies and sectoral plans to achieve concrete results: China, Kenya and Korea.Co-authors: Shen Xiaoyue, Division Director of Environmental Policy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP); Jia Lei, Research Assistant, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, MEP, China.China is applying green economic policy to reduce poverty and promote social advances. For example, it aims to create at least 5.3 million green jobs within two or three years through energy savings, pollution reduction, adjustments to the industrial structure, technical innovation and biogas projects.Kenya has replaced GDP-based traditional economic development models with a new model incorporating social dimensions of development progress. With a focus on sectoral implementation overseen by an inter-agency National Steering Committee, the country aims to reach long-term sustainable development through a broad, participatory green economy approach.Korea aims to create growth engines and jobs out of green technology and clean energies. Korea’s targets include reducing CO2 emissions by 30% and quadrupling renewable energy supplies by 2030. Korea is also providing green aid to support developing country partners.

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