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February 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
This paper Value Chain Upgrading for Competitiveness and Sustainability: A Comparative Study of Tea Value Chains in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal conducts a comparative analysis of the export tea value chains in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Nepal with a focus on how policy influences chain upgrading and the implications this has for trade patterns, competitiveness and sustainable development.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study WWF Market Transformation Initiative (Cotton) focused on the value chain for Cotton in particular. The main route through which changes have been made in the cotton value chain is through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which was formed as part of a roundtable with representatives from NGOs, academia, governments and industry.
February 2017
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This is a compendium featuring six successful examples of green public procurement implementation in four different Asia-Pacific countries, namely Thailand, Japan, China and Korea.

February 2015
World Bank Group

Korea’s bold initiative, the Green Growth Plan (GGP), spanning 2009 to 2013 with fiscal outlay of US$84 billion, posed a significant challenge to sustainable public finance management in Korea.

July 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

The Government of Germany, together with the national development bank, promotes energy-efficient construction and refurbishment of Germany’s building stock through regulation, low-cost loans and public information campaigns.

July 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

In 2006 the Government of South Africa undertook one of the earliest processes in the developing world to examine the opportunities and costs of carbon emission reductions.

July 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

The United Kingdom has a sophisticated analytical framework for analysing green growth benefits.

July 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

California’s clean air program is ahead of national standards and regulation.

May 2008
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Consumers are key to driving sustainable production and play a central role in sustainable development. This report highlights OECD government initiatives to promote sustainable consumption, with an emphasis on individual policy tools and instruments and their effective combination.