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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June 2017
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry)
The report Mobilizing Sustainable Finance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Reviewing Experience and Identifying Options in the G7 takes stock of existing activities in G7 countries, identifies a range of emerging lessons and suggests possible next steps for action by G7 countries.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
This report Thailand’s Community-Based Eco-Industrial Town Development found some potential lessons learned from Thailand’s Eco Industrial Town program and opportunities for improvement.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The case study Enabling Adoption of Electric Mobility in Public Transportation in India describes how GGGI has supported the State Government of Himachal Pradesh in developing and implementing its Green Growth Strategy and established a business case for introduction of electric vehicles.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The case study Solar-Powered Irrigation Pumps in India — Capital Subsidy Policies and the Water-Energy Efficiency Nexus looks at India’s National Solar Mission program, under which the central and state governments support farmers not only by providing a capital cost subsidy on solar pump systems, but also by creating an enabling framework on their deployment by actively engaging key stakeholders.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The case study Greening Industrial Parks — A Case Study on South Korea’s Eco-Industrial Park Program presents the National Eco-Industrial Park (EIP) program, which was launched by the Korean National Cleaner Production Center (KNCPC) in 2003.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The case study China’s Green Special Economic Zone Policies — Development and Implementation looks at a series of programs that the Chinese government implemented to stimulate green transition of industries and the entire economic value chain.
May 2017
LEDS, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
The case study Benefits of Low Emission Development Strategies: The Case of Clean Energy Policies in Bangladesh summarises the Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation (RALI) project’s modelling efforts and quantifies the potential job impacts associated with two different clean energy scenarios.
May 2017
infoDev, World Bank Group
The Climate Technology Program Brief: Creating a Hub, Creating a Buzz - How to Attract the Best and Brightest for Climate Innovation in Developing Countries examines lessons from the World Bank’s seven Climate Innovation Centers on setting up buzzworthy hubs to attract top talent and companies in emerging clean tech markets.
May 2017
infoDev, World Bank Group
The Climate Technology Program Brief: Bringing Climate Opportunities to Entrepreneurs - Lessons Learned from the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center draws lessons from the center’s operation, focusing on how the idea generation sessions were essential to seed local companies with climate related business opportunities and introduce new ideas to local climate markets.
May 2017
infoDev, World Bank Group
The Climate Technology Program Brief: Adapting Global Entrepreneurship Acceleration Models to Clean Tech in Developing Countries - The Ghana Climate Innovation Center is showing that a business development model that grew out of Silicon Valley can be applied to clean technology business incubation in developing countries.

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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.