Greening the economy presented at SID Vienna Chapter's event!

On May 24, 2012 the SID Vienna Chapter organized a discussion event in cooperation with the Austrian Research Foundation for International Development ÖFSE: The Role of the World Bank in a globalized World and its relevance for Austria. SID journal Developement, Vol. 55.1, on Greening the Economy was launched and presented by SID Vienna President, Thomas Nowotny, who chaired the event.

Konstantin Huber, Executive Director at the World Bank, gave a lecture on the World Bank's engagement in poverty reduction and crisis mitigation within old and new approached for low and middle income countries. He discussed the role of the Bank in relation to the global public goods debate and climate change policies. It will be addressed the critical framework of sustainable development and the role of civil society, public and private sector as pillars of a future financial architecture.
Comments and inputs were raised from Hildegard Wipfel, Policy Officer at the coordination Office for International Development of the Austrian Bishops' Conference,  who has worked extensively in development cooperation and finance. 
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