Author: Ahmet Sekreter1
1Department of Business and management,Faculty of Administration Sciences And Economics, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Green economy is an overarching purpose for sustainable growth and friendly environment. Renewable energy focuses on clean energy and sustainable development targets a continuous growth. Green economy includes both of them. Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) struggles serious problems in terms of economics after showing a remarkable economic growth until mid-2014. The increasing gap between demand and supply is seen another serious problem for KRI. Green energy is one of the essential stage towards to the green economy and it is one of the vital issue to succeed on the way of green economy. Solar energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy source around the world and KRI has a great potential for solar energy. This study aims to stimulate KRI to invest green energy and encourage it to establish green economy to make its economy robust for the shocks and enable to show a sustainable development.
Keywords: Green Economy, Green Energy, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Solar Energy
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ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), December 2017, Vol.4, No.3