CBD COP11: Conserving nature at heart of economic growth says World Bank

Rachel Kyte, VP Sustainable Development Network, World Bank interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 17/10/2012 – Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President for its Sustainable Development Network, says a healthy environment is crucial to poverty eradication and economic growth.

Kyte adds that environmental protection cannot be separated from the growth the world aspires to with some countries witnessing a GDP loss of 8% as a result of environmental degradation.