Headline Sep 05, 2015 / ''' HELLISH-POOR COUNTRIES : IN [GREEN GROWTH] '''



PAKISTAN -THE FIRST HISTORIC HOST FOR !WOW!  -the World Students Society Computers-Internet-Wireless, never did and maybe, never could-

And maybe never will.  Beam any,  -just any policy and execution on green growth. Daily, on my tread, I watch the carbon emission clouds turn everything into living and feeding bacteria.

The above inference, is just so easily  -very true, as an inference, for most of the Developing World countries

For the students to have gone into a hibernated war, could just only mean, that nature has a cleared these two concepts on destiny.... Is the Green Growth in Hellish-Poor countries,....a Burden or a Benefit? 

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT  -has been based on the philosophy of accelerating growth by way of burning fossil fuels.

This pattern of economic development is not sustainable as it builds on the extraction natural resources and use of carbon intensive production and consumption system to produce goods and services for the economy.

Since the 60s and 70s, several economists have been arguing for a sustainable economic development which takes care of the natural resources and can ensure intergenerational equity.

The Stern Review, on the economic of climate change in  2007, concluded that one percent of global  GDP per annum is required to be invested in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

The failure to do so could risk global  GDP being up to twenty percent lower than it otherwise might have been.

In the wake of the triple crises of  Financial, fuel, and food during 2007 and 2008, several countries committed to invest stimulus packages in green infrastructure. 

Several countries including the  USA, countries from the European Union, Australia, China, Korea and Japan used their stimulus package to create industry, jobs and skills restructuring.

Since then, the concept of  green growth  received prominence in the  2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly known   as Rio+20. However, there is still no visibility as to how-

These will be implemented and when they could be achieved. Because countries which made the initial move, have not shown any progress towards this. Rather extraction of fossil fuels in some of the large countries such as the USA and China continues to emit CO2.

Moreover, some advanced countries also provide subsidy on fossil fuels which is a counter productive measure. Similarly, support to automobile industry, reduced charges for gas use for low income households, temporary suspension of highway toll increase-

Freezing fuel prices, reducing LP gas prices, reducing commercial and industrial electricity tariffs, credit lines to support exports from the automobile industry and support to the agriculture sector in some developed countries also act against the spirit of green growth strategy.

Hellish-Poor countries, such as Bangladesh, on the other hand, are showing much enthusiasm and adopting a green growth policy.

Even though its CO2 emissions is only a little over 0.1% of global CO2 emission, it has continued to make a transition towards a green economy in its national plan and strategies.

Even though Bangladesh is an insignificant CO2 emitter at the present, as it progresses economically and thrives towards reaching the middle income status, carbon emission is likely to increase-

Since the demand for energy for growth will increase. Besides, the country has various environmental problem is climate change which will severely impact the lives and livelihoods of large number of people.

So Bangladesh's green growth strategy will mostly be geared towards addressing environment related challenges.

It will be to reduce the burden of future environmental costs. And this requires huge investment in  green infrastructure.

Such green infrastructure includes energy efficient building, green energy generation, such as solar energy and public transport, railways, foot and bike paths. Investment is also needed in energy saving measures for:

Housing, water management, water desalination  treatment of wastewater, solid waste management infrastructure, securing alternate water resources, such as rain water, coastal area development and management, reforestation, and environmental related Research & Development. 

The Honour and Serving of the latest  '' Environmental Operational Research'' continues. With very many appreciations to the great research work of Dr Fahmida Khatun.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Siri Lanka, and on and on.... See Ya all on !WOW!   -the World Students Society Computers-Internet-Wireless:

''' The Awareness Storm '''

Good Night and God Bless!

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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