Green Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development in Ghana: A Review

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dc.contributor.author Jabik, B.B.
dc.contributor.author Bawakyillenuo, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-02T11:39:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-02T11:39:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 0855-4730
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/35072
dc.description Journal on Green Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development en_US
dc.description.abstract Market-led strategies for growth and development have resulted in negative externalities at the various stages of production and consumption cycle, leading to the destruction of the environment, with negative consequences for sustainable development. Prior to the emergence of sustainable development, economic development, which was geared more towards economic growth paid less attention to externalities. Since 1983, vibrant and competitive private sector; and entrepreneurship approaches have been tapped in Ghana for the creation of jobs and employment. These, coupled with other factors, transitioned the country to middle-income status in 2011. The undue focus on a competitive private sector without prudent practices of sustainability has led to over exploitation and use of natural resources and this has caused deforestation, land degradation, air and water pollution, soil erosion, overgrazing and destruction of bio-diversity. These effects are estimated to cost about 10% of the country’s GDP annually. Green entrepreneurship is very vital for addressing these challenges and the eradication of poverty. Using a desk study approach, this paper assesses how Ghana can harness the innovative potentials of green entrepreneurship to foster the attainment of sustainable development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ghana Social Science Journal en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 13;2
dc.subject Green economy en_US
dc.subject green entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject sustainable development en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.title Green Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development in Ghana: A Review en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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