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March 2019
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
To support Ministry of Construction (MOC) to implement the NDC, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has conducted an assessment of the potential green city actions that would help achieve Viet Nam’s NDC commitments. This paper, Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector, outlines the findings from the assessment in two sectors contributing the majority of urban GHG emissions: waste and energy.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
The Role of Sustainability-oriented Social Enterprises in Boosting Green Livelihoods and Business Opportunities in Rural Contexts reviews the cases of capacity building and knowledge improvement of rural livelihood in rural communities related to sustainable and low-carbon solutions. The reviewed sub-cases show that implementation of local integrated systems of solutions addressing energy, water, shelter and other livelihood needs at community level require paying major attention to enabling social processes and organisational capacities rather than only focusing on a given technological innovation.
September 2018
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Current waste handling practices in Vientiane are based on a “collect and dispose” only approach that overlooks significant opportunities for turning waste into resources. This study evaluates the potential for adopting a paradigm change from a waste management to a resource management approach.
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.
February 2018
SEED, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
The Belle Verte: Creating sustainable communities in Mauritius through a closed-loop waste management system case study is about Belle Verte, located in Quatre Bornes, is an eco-inclusive enterprise, which provides innovative waste management solutions and raises awareness on the problem of increased waste in Mauritius.
April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

In recent decades, Alberta has experienced significant changes in its climate as well as its economy, population and environment.

March 2016
Macquarie University, University of Newcastle

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.

October 2015
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

This report identifies and assesses best practices for inclusive green growth in Morocco and it focuses on agriculture, energy and waste management.

December 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Bangalore Climate Change Initiative – Karnataka (BCCI-K)

This report is an attempt to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing a green growth strategy in Karnataka. There are five case studies covered in this report; electric vehicles, waste heat recovery, wind energy, solar energy and micro-irrigation.

August 2013
Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

The Green Economy is increasingly recognised as a tool to achieve sustainable development. The concept has been adopted by several countries across the globe.