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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April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

Alberta’s climate has changed and will continue to change in the coming decades. The province’s mean annual temperature is expected to rise 2°C by the 2030s and 4°C by the 2060s (compared to the 1990s) should the current rate of global greenhouse gas emissions remain unchanged.

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

Alberta has experienced significant changes in recent decades, including changes in its climate.

March 2017
Program on Forests (PROFOR)
This study sheds Understanding the Role of Forests in Supporting Livelihoods and Climate Resilience new light on two important aspects of climate change and forest ecosystems.
March 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Agriculture is an important engine for economic growth in Africa, but effective agricultural strategies to support rural development and poverty alleviation are scarce.

February 2017
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This is a compendium featuring six successful examples of green public procurement implementation in four different Asia-Pacific countries, namely Thailand, Japan, China and Korea.

February 2017
Center for Development Research (ZEF)

In this study the Total Economic Value (TEV) framework was applied.

February 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This report examines the green growth potential and identifies best practices for policy and governance as well as ways to strengthen current practices.

January 2017
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
This study aimed to assess the economic value of ecosystem services provided by the Ichkeul National Park (INP), with the objective to increase awareness among decision-makers and users to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of the different components of natural capital and biodiversity present within the park.
January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

In Ghana 70 per cent of the population are smallholder farmers who depend on the land for their basic needs. Growing competition for this resource is having significant impacts on rural livelihoods and land governance.

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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
Ministère de l’Economie et du Plan, Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES)
Madagascar is one of the five pilot countries engaged since 2011 in the Global Partnership for Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES). This document summarizes the work done in the framework of the implementation of macroeconomic indicators to inform public policies on realistic and effective indicators.
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.