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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November 2011
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
This paper Ecosystem-based Approaches to Adaptation in National Policy: The Cases of Nepal, Peru and Uganda provides an overview of international policy on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and presents the initial findings of research on the integration of such approaches into national policies and plans, including NAPAs
November 2011
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

China’s energy demand has been growing at breathtaking pace putting pressure on the security of the country’s electricity supply, 70 per cent of which is based on coal.

November 2011
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2009 to create policy conditions to make solar power as affordable as conventional power by 2022 and establish the country as global leader in solar energy.

September 2011
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Thailand’s support policies for renewable energy in the power sector have allowed individual small projects to add up to something substantial, attracting more investment and leading to faster growth in the sector than in most other Asian nations.

June 2010
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This report from the UN Environment lists 8 different success stories from across the globe on the implementation of the green economy.

December 2009
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This report inventories policies in place in China to support eco-innovation. The report is not comprehensive.

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.


Latest Case Studies

November 2018
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
This paper Innovations in Land Use Planning in the Greater Mekong Subregion provides an overview of land use planning challenges and opportunities in the Greater Mekong Subregion and introduces tools to improve land use planning and management in the subregion.
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 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.