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Green Economic Growth

With Green Economic Growth we offer the Wageningen hands-on approach to facilitate green business models. We define Green Economic Growth as a strategy to stimulate economic growth in rural and urban areas, ensuring poverty eradication and quality of life for all without overexploitation of natural resources: soil,water, biodiversity, energy and cultural capital.

Moving from sustainable Development towards a green growth strategy requires a shift towards activities and strategies, which stimulate economic recovery. Working together governments, businesses, research institutions, NGO’s will enable the transition to a Green Economy. Eventually, green innovations lead to growth.

The Green Economic Growth hands-on approach is based on three pillars Basis, Boost and Balance:
The Green Economic Growth hands-on approach is based on three pillars Basis, Boost and Balance:

BASIS

Sustaining the ecosystem and biomass production in future

Measures to sustain the productivity of soil and ecosytems (maintaining soil fertility, combating desertification, biodiversity protection) are essential to allow additional growths in future. We offer strong experience on the entire fi eld of managing natural resources.

BOOST

Introducing new opportunities for economic and sustainable growth

Bringing together technological innovations and innovations in business models and governance, new products and new ways of production, and new markets helps to achieve highest productivity at lowest environmental footprint. Experience in biodiversity and use of ecosystem services can provide a further contribution for the identifi cation of niche market products. We support both the private sector as well as governmental institutions to extend the value chain and to make use of best available technologies.

BALANCE

Enabling a dynamic allocation of land and water and other resources in a spatial, chain and social network context

The implementation of innovations require a defi nition of the possible production area and intensity without over consuming available natural resources. To define such possible dimensions for a sustainable production we support both private and public sector.

Green Economic Growth - The Wageningen UR hands-on approach to facilitate business models. Click on the image to enlarge
Green Economic Growth - The Wageningen UR hands-on approach to facilitate business models. Click on the image to enlarge