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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May 2017
infoDev, World Bank Group
What is the role that connections can play in helping green technology entrepreneurs innovate and scale up in developing countries, so as to inform the design of new public sector programs? The Climate Technology Program Brief: Connecting Green Technology Entrepreneurs - Implications for Public Program Design tries to answer this question.
May 2017
infoDev, World Bank Group
The Climate Technology Program Brief: The Kenya Climate Innovation Center - How it Operates and Lessons for Clean Technology Incubation shares the Kenya Climate Innovation Center’s operating model as it has evolved after four years of operations.
May 2017
infoDev, World Bank Group
The Climate Technology Program Brief: Crowdfunding for Green Businesses - Lessons from East African Startups tries to better understand crowdfunding’s potential and limitation by interviewing a number of East African entrepreneurs who were early adopters of this new fundraising mechanism.
May 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The study The Governance of Land Use in the Netherlands: The Case of Amsterdam examines the social, economic and environmental conditions affecting the area’s spatial development as well as the plans, policies and institutions that govern how land is used.
April 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The report Boosting Governance in Mozambique’s Forests contributes by exploring what options exist for incentives that can put in place more sustainable forestry. It identifies six main areas of concern and outlines for each area possible incentives that might be developed to improve practice.
April 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Forest cover in sub-Saharan Africa declined by nearly 10 per cent between 2000 and 2010. Of this loss, 75 per cent was caused by the conversion of forest to agriculture, largely for food production to serve rapidly growing domestic food demand.

April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

Climate change is already being experienced in Alberta, and will alter the frequency, intensity, duration and timing of extreme weather events in the coming decades.

April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

In recent decades, Alberta has experienced significant changes in its climate as well as its economy, population and environment.

April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

In recent decades, Alberta has experienced significant changes in its climate as well as its economy, population and environment.

April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

In recent decades, Alberta has experienced significant changes in its climate as well as its economy, population and environment.

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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.