Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Denmark wants to measure green GDP

CFBGreen GDP as a measure for growth will be implemented in Denmark in order to not completely wear out nature.

The Danish government has decided to implement a green GDP in order to measure its economic growth not only through money, but also how much growth affects nature.

“Today the objective for growth is way too simple”, says Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Cooperation.

Denmark has given 10 million DKK, about 1.35 million euro to the World Bank for research into key green figures. At the same time Denmark will volunteer in the pilot project to adapt to the objectives advised by the World Bank.

The goal for Denmark is to in about two or three years to yearly publish progress and decline in relation to nature, environment and climate.

The World Wildlife Foundation calls it “one of the most important steps ever” towards a green economy.

 

Writen by Nathalie Sondergaard (intern - Nordic Desk)

 

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