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

December 2017
Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

With over 138 million hectares of forest land, a history of forest loss, and millions of inhabitants in forest-dependent communities, Mexico represents a key country in the endeavor to find equilibrium between forest industry, human development, best practice implementation, and forest protection

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.

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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.

March 2016
Macquarie University, University of Newcastle, Australia

China's consumption of the world's resources is reaching crisis levels. Unchecked, such levels of consumption and waste would strain the nation and the planet. To prevent the worst scenario, the country is taking action.

February 2016
Nordic Council of Ministers

The working group on Sustainable Consumption and Production, under the Nordic Council of Ministers requested consultants from Gaia to identify, write out and publish best practice cases of sustainable consumption and production on the UNEP SCP Clearinghouse.

January 2016
World Bank, Korea Green Growth Partnership (KGGP)

Water security and water quality affect numerous economic sectors and areas: agriculture, energy, disaster management, and others. Countries need balanced and integrated approaches that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.

December 2015
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set a new agenda for development, with the ambitious aim of eradicating extreme poverty within the next 15 years while also recognising environmental limits.

November 2015
Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Karnataka has a population of over 60 million which is growing at over 2% per annum. It is the eighth largest and fifth most urbanised state in India, with 37% population living in cities. It contributes over 5% to India’s GDP and has been growing at over 7% in the recent past (GoK, 2013).

November 2015
Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Sub-Saharan Africa faces the worst land degradation in the world. This jeopardizes its efforts to reduce poverty as most rural livelihoods depend heavily on natural resources.

November 2015
Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Niger’s natural resource management policies and institutions in colonial and post-independence times have discouraged landowners to plant or protect trees. The consequent land clearing led to severe scarcity of tree products.

October 2015
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

When five per cent of milk fails to meet standards, you have a problem with milk. When 50 percent does not meet standards, you have a problem with standards. In developing countries, perishable food is mostly sold in informal markets and often does not meet national food safety standards.

October 2015
World Bank, Korea Green Growth Partnership (KGGP)

Big cities in developing countries are centers of economic growth, and magnets for people seeking better opportunities. That is the good part.