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 2012
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Renewable energy offers Prince Edward Island (PEI) a local source of power that is competitive with imported power. Because the island has no fossil fuel reserves and no opportunities for hydroelectric power, electricity has always been expensive.

September 2012
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

This ‘Inside story on climate compatible development’ by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) presents Ecuador’s Socio Bosque programme as a successful example of a voluntary incentive-based scheme with combined environmental and socioeconomic targets.

September 2012
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

For the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean, renewable energy technologies (RETs) will become increasingly important in the face of high fossil fuel costs.

September 2012
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was created under the Kyoto Protocol to enable developing countries to sell carbon credits to developed countries.

June 2012
International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG)

The concept of Green Growth has been recently advocated in different international venues such as OECD, UNEP, World Bank, IEA, and at the G8 and G20 meetings. Within this framework, South Korea is the first country in the World to make Green Growth Strategy a national one.

June 2012
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

South Africa has a predominantly coal-fired electricity system and ever-growing energy needs. However, the use of renewable energy resources for electricity generation is currently almost non-existent.

April 2012
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Lack of reliable access to electricity is a significant barrier to economic development and job creation in Tanzania. This ‘Inside story on climate compatible development’ by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) explores Tanzania’s Small Power Projects (SPP) programme.

April 2012
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

In late 2009, Indonesia made a voluntary commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 per cent by 2020, or by 41 per cent with international assistance, compared to business as usual.

February 2012
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

A growing number of countries at all levels of development have legislation or regulations prescribing the application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) - and many more are introducing it as part of their policy tools.

February 2012
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

A growing number of countries at all levels of development have legislation or regulations prescribing the application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) - and many more are introducing it as part of their policy tools.

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Latest Case Studies

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.