Week 3: Changing the Invisible Structure of the Economy

Discussion in Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap Start by SDKP AdministratorX | 4 years ago

SDKP AdministratorX
United Nations
#1 | 4 years ago
What economic instruments are currently being used in your country for the purpose of greening the economy? If you were to assess the potential for an ETR in your country, what would you look at?
Thelma Arko
Postgraduate programmes coordinator
KNUST Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management
#2 | 28/11/2016 18:14:15
In Ghana subsidies on water and electricity have been reduced. With energy use there has been shift from the use of post paid meters to the use of prepaid meters to ensure consumers pay for the use of energy and this has gone a long way to control consumption. For an Environmental Tax Reform, i will look at waste management in the country. The government should remove subsidies from waste management, especially for waste produced by commercial activities and industries and direct those revenues to the national Health Insurance Scheme to improve on health care delivery in the country.
dan carter
#3 | 17/09/2019 15:59:59

Global governments need to all adopt growing hemp as well adopt functional hemp based products into there Sustainable Development Plans.
1 acre of hemp contributes to sequestering 20,000lbs of C02 emissions per acre.
The Canadian Hemp Farmers Alliance https://www.canadianhempfarmersalliance.com has developed the roadmap to Success on how to become a Net Zero Country.
Canada would need to contribute to growing 77 Million acres to become net Zero country. Canada has 150 Million acres fo farmable land available meaning in 365 days hemp can sequester 100% of the C02 emissions.
In order for this to happen and for governments to adopt the Sustainable Development Agenda of the Canadian Hemp Farmers Alliance we would need:
1) United Nations departments to open procurement opportunities
2) Canadian Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments also need to open procurements for functional hemp based products to be purchased
3) Global governments adopt hemp as well

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