Best Practices

The GGKP Best Practice Database provides real world examples of the development and implementation of green growth policies and practices. Case studies included in this database are typically focused on specific sectors, themes, or countries.  For deeper research and analysis around green growth topics, please visit the GGKP Resource Library

Latest Best Practices

June 2017
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

This report has been prepared as part of Italy’s G7 Environment programme to explore how financial centres can contribute to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

June 2017
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to growth, employment, innovation and social cohesion across the G7. They are also a major driver of innovation for sustainable development.

June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Thailand has been a pioneer in promoting special economic zones, and has achieved noteworthy success as a result of its unique approach of promoting inclusive but voluntary industry participation and by actively engaging local communities.

June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

India is on track to become the third largest road transportation market in the world by 2020, driven by strong economic growth and rapid urbanization.

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November 2016
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

Independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991 presented the republics of Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, with severe challenges for land management with ensuing economic, social, and environmental crises.

October 2016
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Despite its Least Developed Country status, Ethiopia has played a leading role in climate diplomacy. This briefing explores the factors behind Ethiopia’s success in order to draw lessons for other nations.

October 2016
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Bandung Metropolitan Area (BMA) is home to 8.6 million people and is Indonesia’s second-largest urban agglomeration. Rapid growth has created a number of challenges for the city, including traffic congestion, air pollution, municipal solid waste and water access and management.

September 2016
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

This study provides an overview of the current policy and regulatory environment regarding sustainable construction materials in the building sector in Europe and North America, and, where applicable, offers a commentary on the effectiveness of such regimes in driving the adoption of wood product

September 2016
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

A combination of anthropogenic and climatic factors, particularly traditional burning of crop residues, are reducing agricultural yields in an important food producing region of Georgia. There are a number of private and public costs and benefits associated with two scenarios reducing the inciden

June 2016
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

Kenya’s soils are being degraded through suboptimal land management practices, causing declining yields and deterioration of land quality. Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices can improve soil quality and enhance crop yields.

May 2016
European Union Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF), International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI), Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)

Cities globally consume up to 80% of the total global energy production and release about 75% of global CO2 emissions.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

The overall target of the Danish government is to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark by 40% by 2020 compared to 1990.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

Slovak Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Finance Facility (SlovSEFF)  intends to channel financing to sustainable energy projects reducing GHG emissions.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

The goal of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) of Nether land is to ensure that public procurers, despite working under tight budget constraints, consider the lifecycle costs and not only the purchase price of products and services. No quantitative targets were set.

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