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

October 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Urban green growth policies encourage economic development while reducing negative environmental externalities and the consumption of natural resources and environmental assets.

July 2017
African Development Bank (AfDB), Climate Investment Funds (CIF)
This knowledge product is part of the work undertaken by the African Development Bank Group's (AfDB) Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG), in the context of their work with the Climate Investment Fund’s Forestry Investment Program (CIF FIP).
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.

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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.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

Nordsyn surveillance cooperation for green products intends to improve the efficiency of market surveillance of Ecodesign and energy labelling.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

The overall aim of the Large Industry Energy Network (LIEN) is to support companies to build up or to further improve an energy management system and to achieve ISO 50001 certification.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

Italy is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the European Union. In the 1990s, the industry sector was responsible for approximately one-third of the energy consumption in Italy.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

The German state-owned Bank for Reconstruction (Germ.: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, KfW) manages two programmes to improve the energy efficiency of German residential buildings through the “energy efficiency programme – energy-efficient construction and refurbishment”.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

If a new car is registered in Latvia, the passenger car registration tax applies. For calculating the tax amount, the scheme takes into account CO2 emissions. It is because of the car registration tax in Latvia.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

The Energiesprong programme in the Netherlands aims to make a substantial contribution to the conditions under which the Dutch energy transition can be achieved effectively.

May 2016
Energy Efficiency Watch

The Danish Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) represents one of the most important elements of the Danish energy efficiency policy package. The overall aim of the EEO is the promotion of cost-effective energy savings in all end-user sectors of the Danish economy.

April 2016
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Although forest covers 40 per cent of Nepal, the forestry sector’s potential to generate huge employment opportunities is largely untapped. Private sector involvement and investment could create 1.38 million work days a year.

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