Global Trends in
Sustainable Energy investment 2009
The 2009 Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment report, considered by many to be the most
authoritative appraisal of clean energy investment trends, is being released during one of the worst
financial and economic crises for a generation with sharply rising unemployment in many parts of
It also comes less than six months before the crucial UN climate convention meeting taking place in
It is the view of the UN Environment Programme and increasingly others that a Green Economy
approach to these and other emerging challenges, such as energy security, resource efficiency and
catalyzing an innovation-based economy, go hand in hand.
Renewable energy, with its low carbon footprint, the relative speed with which it can be deployed into
developed and developing communities alike and its ability to generate new kinds of businesses and
green jobs, is a key element of that transition.
Published in: 2009
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