BAZAAR OF IDEAS: Applying the Green Growth approach for basic service delivery and poverty reduction

2 Dec 2009 to 4 Dec 2009
Bangkok, Thailand

The “Bazaar of Ideas” took place as a side event of the first session of the Committee on Environment and Development. It provided a platform for member states and development partners to showcase concrete examples of applying Green Growth for basic service delivery and poverty reduction in the form of innovative ideas, practices, approaches or policies.The “Bazaar of Ideas” showcased a wide range of practices, approaches and policies that can contribute to Green Growth for basic service delivery and poverty reduction.Ten innovative practices were presented from China, India, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. They covered issues as varied as carbon banking and community forestry, eco-loans for the urban poor, sustainable groundwater management by farmers, improved social and environmental factory practices, solar energy schemes in rural areas, pro-poor and sustainable solid waste management, low-energy housing and eco-villages, and green tannery technologies.