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“The UNEP Green Economy report challenges the myth that there is a trade-off between the economy and the environment.” BaN KI-MooN SEcRETARy gENERAl, UNITED NATIONS



“We believe that we, as a country, can be a pioneer for a new age of renewable energy sources.”
aNGEla MERKEl cHANcEllOR, gERMANy



“Our green economic mantra is pro-growth, pro-job, pro-poor, pro-environment — and of course pro-business.”
sUsIlo BaMBaNG YUHoYoNo pRESIDENT, INDONESIA



“We are here today...to make the fi rst positive steps toward greening our economy.”
KaMla PERsaD-BIssEssaR pRIME MINISTER, TRINIDAD AND TOBAgO



“If we want to solve fi nancial and environmental crises, we need to fi nd a solution for both — and that solution involves green growth — sustainable growth.”
FElIPE CalDERÓN pRESIDENT, MEXIcO



“And the new green Economy dialogue that we’re creating today will deepen our cooperation even further, in green buildings and sustainable development.”
BaRaCK oBaMa pRESIDENT, UNITED STATES



“Our goal is clear, that is to build an economy that protects the environment as well as an environment that supports the growth of the economy.”
sHEIKH MoHaMMED BIN RasHID al MaKToUM pRIME MINISTER AND VIcE-pRESIDENT, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES



“The green Bridge initiative ...will strengthen the partnership between Europe and Asia in the promotion of green economic policies.”
NURsUlTaN NaZaRBaYEV pRESIDENT, kAZAkHSTAN



“China will honor its commitment to growing a green Economy.”
HU JINTao pRESIDENT, cHINA



“The future of the world is in green and when we plan our future we must do so on the basis of green technologies.”
MElEs ZENaWI pRIME MINISTER, ETHIOpIA



“We need a better common understanding of green Economy, and Rio+20 could get us closer to such an understanding.”
FREDRIK REINFElDT pRIME MINISTER, SwEDEN



“We are, therefore, investing massive resources to achieve our goal of a green Economy.”
MWaI KIBaKI pRESIDENT, kENyA



“We will make all our efforts to consolidate our clean energy, which is an essential, key asset of Brazil.”
DIlMa RoUssEFF pRESIDENT, BRAZIl



“We have spoken a great deal about using cleaner sources of energy. Today we reaffi rm that commitment and determination to move towards a low-carbon economy.”
JaCoB ZUMa pRESIDENT, SOUTH AfRIcA

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