What is green investment?

 

More money is said to be flowing in to green technology than ever before: a new global record of $243 billion was reported for 2010. 

To go about making sense of these figures, the term “green investment” has to first be defined: Is it capital invested in protecting and restoring the environment at large, or is it aimed at mitigating GHG emissions? Is green investment the use of well-proven technologies and accountable processes, such as sanitation, waste treatment or hydropower generation? Is the investment directed at new technology development and demonstration only, or does it encompass new technology deployment?

The Guardian has published the answers to these searching questions:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/what-is-green-investment?CMP=twt_gu

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