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 Financial Centres for Sustainability: Reviewing G7 Financial Centres in Mobilizing Green and Sustainable Finance has been prepared to explore how financial centres can contribute to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
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.

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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.