Case Studies

The GGKP Case Studies 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

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July 2018
Panorama, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
This report, Solutions in Focus: Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, have compiled a number of inspiring best practice examples – blue solutions – that have had positive impacts on ecosystems, fish populations and on the economy of fishers and fishing communities.
July 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Access to Private Finance for Green Investments: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing in Ukraine is a case study for the development of sustainable energy lending in Ukraine. It reviews the macro-economic and political context for green investments in Ukraine, before looking in more detail at the role and capacity of the banking sector.
July 2018
SEED, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Based in Mwea County, one of the largest producers of rice in Kenya, Safi Organics is an eco-inclusive enterprise that aims to reverse declining agricultural yields, improve the income and food security of local farmers, and provide opportunities for local youth.
June 2018
Panorama, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
In this booklet, Solutions in Focus: Financing sustainable management of marine and coastal biodiversity, examples of the implementation of financing mechanisms in the marine and coastal realm are featured.
June 2018
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
The River Basin Management and Fiscal Decentralisation: Mutually Supportive or Counterproductive? paper finds that at the sub-national level, a high number of actors are involved in water governance. Despite a broad division of labour, a high level of overlap exists in terms of data management; monitoring water resources, water uses and law implementation; law enforcement; and to a certain degree the implementation of measures among these actors.
April 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report, Strengthening Shardara Multi-Purpose Water Infrastructure in Kazakhstan, looks at the choice and design of MPWI investment strategies that ensure a high economic return on investments and potential bankability, based on application of a computer model and lessons learned from 15 international MPWI case studies.
April 2018
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This report, Pioneering Power: Transforming lives through off-grid renewable energy in Africa and Asia, examines the challenge of bringing power to over one billion people who live without electricity, mostly in remote, rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
April 2018
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

The experience of the UK’s Climate Change Act provides lessons for climate law-making that apply internationally. A comprehensive framework law is an essential tool for coordinating action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience.

March 2018
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Wood residues form Finland’s main source of bioenergy. About half of the country’s wood production is used for heat and power, either through district heating systems or through combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

February 2018
SEED, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Since its establishment in 2016, the eco-inclusive enterprise WASHKing aims to eradicate open defecation and poor sanitation in low-income urban communities in Accra, Ghana.

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July 2018
Panorama, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
This report, Solutions in Focus: Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, have compiled a number of inspiring best practice examples – blue solutions – that have had positive impacts on ecosystems, fish populations and on the economy of fishers and fishing communities.
July 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Access to Private Finance for Green Investments: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing in Ukraine is a case study for the development of sustainable energy lending in Ukraine. It reviews the macro-economic and political context for green investments in Ukraine, before looking in more detail at the role and capacity of the banking sector.
July 2018
SEED, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Based in Mwea County, one of the largest producers of rice in Kenya, Safi Organics is an eco-inclusive enterprise that aims to reverse declining agricultural yields, improve the income and food security of local farmers, and provide opportunities for local youth.
June 2018
Panorama, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
In this booklet, Solutions in Focus: Financing sustainable management of marine and coastal biodiversity, examples of the implementation of financing mechanisms in the marine and coastal realm are featured.