We want to see a thriving green economy that:
- Safeguards natural capital and recognizes its role in creating economic value
- Is low carbon, resource efficient, and socially inclusive
- Promotes equity and human well-being by providing, among other things, access to clean water, food and energy.
Realizing this vision will require a new development paradigm that promotes:
- Natural capital as the foundation of sustainable development
- Improved and more efficient management of the region’s interconnected ecological systems
- Incentives to invest in building, restoring and protecting the region’s natural capital and ecological productivity.
Our green economy strategy aims to spur a transformation in the way natural resources are managed across the region.
Our goals include:
• By 2020, decision-making maintains, enhances and rebuilds natural capital throughout the region.
• By 2015, at least three major decisions about land use and infrastructure affecting our priority landscapes maintain and ideally enhance natural capital.
Making green economies the “new normal”
To accelerate the shift toward green economies in the region, WWF is working with the six Greater Mekong countries (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) to:
• Develop strong policy and regulatory frameworks that enable sustainable natural capital management at all scales
• Build resilience to climate change by maintaining the region’s biologically diverse ecosystems.