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
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.
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.

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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.