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1 Advocating for Social Sustainability and Inclusive Growth: Emerging Ideas Changing Realities Francisco Filho Catholic University of Brasilia and International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) Earth Condominium International Conference May 2012 Gaia, Portugal – 18 May 2012

2 1 Outline First Section - Social Sustainability: Addressing the Poverty-Environment Nexus Second Section - Inclusive Growth and Green Economy: The Role of Productive Inclusion Third Section - Communicating for Change Delegates of the VietnamStudy Tour on Social Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities visit favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3 2 Social Sustainability Key issues:  Recognition of the interdependence of 4 components: Growth, Poverty, Environment and Gender.  Acceptance that socially-blind policies are unlikely to be neither sustained nor sustainable.  Clear focus on sustaining green economy in society: Focus on well-being and human development. Learn more: IPC-IG Poverty in Focus Magazine on the Dimensions of Inclusive Development discusses the emerging concept of social sustainability and presents various perspectives from the Global South. Dimensions of Inclusive Development

4 3 Key issues:  Understanding the complex dynamics of resource use and depletion by the poor and the poorest.  Understanding the heterogeneity of the poor and the complexity of their interactions with the environment at local level.  Taking into account local consumption patterns and the values attached to them. : Poverty and the Environment

5 4 Ali and Son (2007): (i) an increase in the average opportunities available to the population; and (ii) improvement in the equitability of the distribution of opportunities among the population. Ianchovichina and Lundstrom (2009): “In short, inclusive growth is about raising the pace of growth and enlarging the size of the economy, while leveling the playing field for investment and increasing productive employment opportunities.” Rauniyar and Kanbur (2010): “growth […] accompanied by lower income inequality, so that the increment of income accrues disproportionately to those with lower incomes.” Habito (2010): “GDP growth that leads to significant poverty reduction.” McKinley (2010): “(i) achieving sustainable growth that will create and expand economic opportunities, and (ii) ensuring broader access to these opportunities so that members of society can participate in and benefit from growth.” Klasen (2010): “…in terms of outcome, inclusive growth could be termed ‘disadvantage-reducing’ growth.” Inclusive Growth: Concepts and Definitions

6 5 IPC-IG’s work on inclusive growth starts from the premise that societies based on equality tend to perform better in development and that long-term public investments on comprehensive social protection and promotion is a necessary condition to achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. A debate from the Global South A policy debate that emerged in the South: India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey Inclusive growth seen as both an outcome and a process, requiring benefit-sharing and participation. The Global South Context IPC-IG’s approach Learn more about IPC-IG’s work on Inclusive Growth

7 6 Inclusive Growth indicators in selected Emerging Economies Countries Annual GDP growth (% per year) Change in the Gini index of the household per capita income in the 2000s (%) Brazil3.7-9 Chile4.2-6 Colombia4.4 Mexico2.8-6 Peru5.6-13

8 7 Inclusive Growth indicators in selected Emerging Economies

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10 9 Inclusive Growth and Green Economy Policy questions:  How can investments in green economy help promote inclusive growth?  Is inclusive growth a necessary condition for a transition towards a green economy? Key elements for discussion:  Productive Inclusion: Learn more here.here  Integration of the economic/social/environment dimensions into policymaking  The role of public communications and adocacy for policy change

11 10 Key components:  A framework of policy interventions aimed at promoting Social Inclusion via the generation of new employment opportunities for the poor and the vulnerable so as to ensure a sustained and inclusive growth process.framework of policy interventions Focus on rural growth; family agriculture; extreme poverty eradication.  Addressing the structural factors that create and perpetuate inequality: The role of the State in expanding access to quality education; ensuring social transfers; affirmative actions; specific policies for ethnic minorities and forest peoples. Productive Inclusion

12 11 Innovative approaches in Brazil:  Food Acquisition Programme (PAA) - Agro-ecology component Food Acquisition Programme (PAA)  National Biofuels Programme (PNB) National Biofuels Programme (PNB) Productive Inclusion

13 12 Key issues:  Agenda-Setting: The complexity of strategic engagement with stakeholders – Media, CSOs, Public Intellectuals  Positive payoffs to be maximized in the short term.  The local to the global: Supporting innovations and giving voice to change catalyzers. Communications and Advocacy for Change

14 13 Case studies:  Ongoing research at UCB: The environmental and the social in the Brazilian media.  Analysis of media coverage: Can the social help raise awareness of the environmental?  Media and collective action: Has the coverage been supportive to individual or collective action?  Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Differences in media perception and media friendliness  The case of green washing: Different patterns in Brazil and the US Communications and Advocacy for Change

15 14  Green Equity: Environmental Justice for more Inclusive Growth – Kishan Koday and Leisa Perch Green Equity: Environmental Justice for more Inclusive Growth  Understanding the Socio-Environmental Policy Space – Leisa Perch Understanding the Socio-Environmental Policy Space  Social Policies and the Fall in Inequality in Brazil: Achievements and Challenges – Pedro Ferreira de Souza Social Policies and the Fall in Inequality in Brazil: Achievements and Challenges  Development from Below: Social Accountability in Natural Resource Management – Kishan Koday and Leisa Perch Development from Below: Social Accountability in Natural Resource Management  Dimensions of Inclusive Development – Leisa Perch and Gabriel Labbate Dimensions of Inclusive Development  Public Support to Food Security in India, Brazil and South Africa: Elements for a Policy Dialogue – Darana Souza and Danuta Chmielewska Public Support to Food Security in India, Brazil and South Africa: Elements for a Policy Dialogue  The Consolidation of Social Assistance in Brazil and Its Challenges, 1988– Luciana Jaccoud, Patricia Dario El-Moor Hadjab, Juliana Rochet Chaibub The Consolidation of Social Assistance in Brazil and Its Challenges, 1988– 2008 IPC-IG Knowledge Materials and References

16 15 Obrigado! Photos: Humanizing Development Global Photography Campaign, IPC-IG


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