About Green Growth
What Green Growth Means?
Green Growth means fostering economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. Four main factors drive the imperative for Green Growth in Asia.
Asia is home to 4.68 billion people in 2021, having the highest growth rate in the world.
Asia is also home to two-thirds of the world’s poor with 1.7 billion surviving on less than RM5 a day.
Environmental Crisis & Climate Change
Asia has become the world’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, and combined with degraded air quality link to global warming and climate change.
As cities grow, the quantity of resources used will increase, so too will the generation of emission and waste.
Green Growth In Asia
Asia stands today at an important crossroads of growth. Intense urbanisation, increasing population, dwindling reserves of resources, looming threats of climate change have been some of the major issues of concern. Indeed, the region cannot keep up with its growth by following the conventional growth strategies in the context of new challenges and uncertainties. If the region has to sustain the economic growth and be resilient, then it must shift to a different growth trajectory, which focuses on resource efﬁciency, tapping youth energies, investing in natural capital, promoting low carbon growth, and most importantly promote innovations to keep up with the challenges in the future.
GGAF intends to be the bridge in bringing the latest green technology developments, transfer of ﬁnancial resources and innovative green ﬁnancing mechanisms and capacity building support to Asia through a balanced and ambitious global agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). GGAF will work to harness adequate and enhanced access from International Agencies and Development Partners to support our programmes in Asia.
Come journey with us
Whether you represent central or local government, a local municipal authority, a private sector organisation, academic institution or are promoting sustainability solutions we want to hear from you to explore how we might partner together.