Take a look at this interesting story from Renewable Energy Magazine. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) issued a study that examines where countries rank in allocating their recession recovery funds towards green initiatives. South Korea has "79% of its total economic recovery spending earmarked for green initiatives." That compares to 34% for China and 21% for Australia. "France, Germany and the US finish off the top five, with each nation committing less than 20%."
In its press release, the UNEP states "Governments need to Seal the Deal at the crucial UN climate convention meeting in Copenhagen in December as one significant way of turning essentially national 'green new deals' into a global Green Economy phenomenon."