The concept of Green Development is where ecology meets real estate to assure the healthiest possible environment. Such outcome is achieved by representing the most efficient and least disruptive use of land
Green development therefore bridges two important concepts: Environmentalism and Development
This document or post attempts to identify and explore options for stakeholders in the development of Ghana. The relationships between the stakeholders in the whole development process of green development would be outlined.
It offers ideas on how to shift to green growth and recommendations for those who build, finance and are in positions to approve or support green development in all our communities as well as suggestions on how to eliminate possible barriers to begin making green development the norm rather than a special case or an exception
The post/document explores why green development is good for business, tenants, owners, investors, purchases and brokers.
The OECD identifies a number of ways to shift to green development thus:
- Setting visions and plans
- Law makers need to design, reform and also implement policies to broadly value our national assets
- Developments in conjunction with government must advertise green development to consumers as well because they are the ultimate users
- Financial institutions should also provide economic support for large scale green estate development
- Green housing credit schemes can be rolled out
- Professional consultants also have an important role in all major construction projects
- Universities and research institutions should be at the center of green development. Most stakeholders are trained here
- Change the systematic codes and standards from the normal ones we currently work with
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We are not above nature, we are part of natureJennifer Nini