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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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.
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.
May 2018
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), World Bank Group
This report, Consultation Draft for the Zambia Water Account , represents the first ever attempt at producing water accounts for the Republic of Zambia, following the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), which aims at giving stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback to the work so far, such that a better version of the water accounts can be produced.

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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.
February 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of congestion pricing on the demand for clean transport modes.

January 2019
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
This report, Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam, outlines the work the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has done in Viet Nam, examining multiple case studies focused on green growth policy support and investment mobilization for bankable projects, and provides recommendations on engaging the private sector in green growth financing.
January 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This case study research examines six water quality trading (WQT)/offset programs from Canada, the United States and New Zealand and highlights specific policy and program mechanisms that enabled the programs to achieve their goals of reduced nutrient and contaminant loading.