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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October 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The flow of data on freshwater health is becoming difficult to manage. This report presents eight case studies where new technologies, such as blockchain and AI, are allowing governments and businesses to make informed decisions about their water resources.
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This case study takes a look at how Bhutan is taking steps towards putting the Paris Agreement into practice and embarking on a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway that is adapted to its unique circumstances, and compares Bhutan's efforts with those of other nearby countries.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
The case study 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
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Indonesia: su-re.coffee - Synergizing climate change mitigation and adaptation through supporting farmers in utilizing clean bioenergy and climate-smart agriculture shows an approach to addressing the exacerbation of high energy consumption on rural households and farmer reliance on rice paddies.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Africa Illovo Sugar: Developing climate resilience through collaboration shows how businesses can work together to reduce social, environmental and economic impacts of their production.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Fly Ash Bricks: Brick production using fly-ash from thermal power plants in India shows how a green business initiative can be a win-win for power plant operators, the environment and local communities.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Mobike China: Synchronizing social and technological innovations towards sustainable urban transportation shows how technology can be a solution to social, environmental and economic issues.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study The Maldives: Leveraging public budgets for coastal adaptation projects shows how climate change induced sea-level rise will increase extreme levels due to storm surges and swell waves, exposing island populations, infrastructure and livelihood assets to increased flood risk.
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
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.

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October 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The flow of data on freshwater health is becoming difficult to manage. This report presents eight case studies where new technologies, such as blockchain and AI, are allowing governments and businesses to make informed decisions about their water resources.
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This case study takes a look at how Bhutan is taking steps towards putting the Paris Agreement into practice and embarking on a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway that is adapted to its unique circumstances, and compares Bhutan's efforts with those of other nearby countries.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
The case study 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
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Indonesia: su-re.coffee - Synergizing climate change mitigation and adaptation through supporting farmers in utilizing clean bioenergy and climate-smart agriculture shows an approach to addressing the exacerbation of high energy consumption on rural households and farmer reliance on rice paddies.