'Green' Investments can Help Lift World out of Recession, UN Report Says

Putting one-third of the USD2.5 trillion stimulus funds in "green" investments can help the world counter the ongoing recession, a new United Nations Environment Program

said. "Spent wisely and creatively [the stimulus funds] offer the chance to deal with the today''s immediate crises and begin focusing and framing a response to those on the horizon from future food shortages, natural resource scarcity, energy security and climate change," UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said.

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