Green Economy: Issues, Approach and Challenges in Muslim Countries


Developing countries like most of Islamic countries need an economy that promotes growth and development, conserves natural capital, creates jobs, improves human well-being, and alleviates poverty and inequality. Such an economy is called green economy. Main problems that create a hard situation to implement green economy in most of Islamic countries are weak management, increasing poverty, many local and border conflicts, high economic dependency on natural re- sources, and increasing food insecurity. Governments as policy makers could introduce policies, regulations and incentives to promote green economy. This paper therefore attempts to discuss on how green economy can improve the livelihood security and poverty eradication in Islamic countries. It also seeks to understand which key intervention is needed to achieve a green economy in Muslim countries.

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Vaghefi, N. , Siwar, C. and Aziz, S. (2015) Green Economy: Issues, Approach and Challenges in Muslim Countries. Theoretical Economics Letters, 5, 28-35. doi: 10.4236/tel.2015.51006.

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