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Concretizing Green Growth and Sustainable Business Models in the Water Sector of Jordan

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Institute for Technology and Resources Management the Tropics and Subtropics, TH-Köln–University of Applied Sciences, 50679 Cologne, Germany
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Center for Sustainable Development, College of Arts and Sciences, P.O. Box 2713, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Resources 2019, 8(2), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8020092
Received: 7 April 2019 / Revised: 3 May 2019 / Accepted: 7 May 2019 / Published: 10 May 2019
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Abstract

The green growth paradigm has gained much attention from various governments worldwide as a guiding strategy for national and sectoral growth strategies. There is, however, little knowledge on how to integrate green growth into key natural resource sectors, such as water. This paper explains the origins and underlying concepts of green growth, and assesses its potential in the Jordanian water sector. Using a green growth diagnostic model, we analyze six key industries in the Jordanian water sector that can be an engine for green growth and the achievement of key sector-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, four innovative business models are presented which exemplify the best practices and future directions of the water sector in Jordan. The results and recommendations support the strategic decision-making process of linking economic growth and sustainability, and encouraging private investments. View Full-Text
Keywords: green growth; SDGs; Jordan; water sector; national economic strategy; business models green growth; SDGs; Jordan; water sector; national economic strategy; business models
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Engelmann, J.; Al-Saidi, M.; Hamhaber, J. Concretizing Green Growth and Sustainable Business Models in the Water Sector of Jordan. Resources 2019, 8, 92.

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