Green Economy

By Midori Paxton, Head, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Let us step back in time to more than 2000 years ago, when Chinese philosophical and historical texts contained sophisticated conceptions of nature and our place within it. Daoism, a school of philosophical thought popular to this day, focuse...Read more
By Watcharin Fasiriphorn, Mayor of Koh Tao sub-district Municipality Office, Koh Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani province, Thailand I first came here in 1987 as a public health officer for the Koh Tao Island community health post, treating patients and caring for the people here. It was not my intent...Read more
By Mafela Simon, Secretary of Tshivhula Communal Property Association, South Africa We, the Tshivula people, are the direct descendants of the great Mapungubwe kingdom, founded more than 1,000 years ago. My ancestors hunted these lands, gathered the mopani worms, and picked wild berries. Nature, or...Read more
(C) Humberto Arellano
(C) Humberto Arellano
By Alejandra Blanco, former Director of the Environmental Fund, State of Jalisco, Mexico Biodiversity offers enormous value to the economy and society of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The state is one of the most populous and economically thriving states in Mexico, and one of the most biodiverse wit...Read more
By Masego Malokwane, PR officer from the Department of Wildlife & National Parks, Botswana Botswana teems with abundant wildlife, which draws flocks of tourists. With nearly 40 percent of our land devoted to national parks, biodiversity is a national treasure. Communities throughout the country rely...Read more