Laws, alongside the institutions and legal systems that ensure their implementation and enforcement, are an essential component of an enabling environment for green growth. Environmental Rule of Law: An analysis of data availability aims to provide a comprehensive review of currently available datasets allowing for the measurement of environmental rule of law, using the OECD Pressure-State-Response model to determine suitable enforcement and compliance indicators.
The greening of industries is increasingly recognized as key to economic competitiveness and sustainable growth for both countries and businesses. What policies help drive green industry? What sectors have the most to gain from greener industrial practices? How can governments administratively and politically manage the green industrial transition, while minimizing potential negative impacts on the economy and workers? What are national examples of successful green structural change?
What are the basic principles of circular economy? What are key steps, technologies and skills for a circular future? What are circular business models? What kinds of policies stimulate and reward the adoption of circular business models and lifestyles? How can we address the ‘lock-ins’ that impede the transition away from our current ‘take-make-dispose’ economy?
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
With the right policies and regulatory framework, trade can be a driver of green growth, decent work, environmental protection and resilience. What actions can policymakers take to create enabling conditions for sustainable trade and investment? Which trade agreements include environmental provisions? How can negotiators of regional trade and investment agreements ensure that these feature sound environmental provisions?
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Working Group on Behavioural Insights has released the working paper, Changing Behaviours, Changing Policy: Evidence on behavioural insights for green growth. The paper outlines steps that decision makers can take to ensure effective planning of behavioural interventions for green growth and presents case studies on initiatives that aim to achieve behaviour change in two key areas: sustainable consumption and resource use.
Business Environment Reform and Green Growth are two distinct policy domains with their own core objectives and implementation strategies. When and how do they intersect? What are existing approaches to promoting synergies and mitigating trade-offs, particularly in a developing country context? How can policymakers and practitioners from these fields learn from each other?
How can policymakers and practitioners deliver access to energy, sanitation, and opportunities for socio-economic development to poor communities facing accelerated climate change? How can we ensure that this contributes to green growth and green business development?
There is growing recognition that nature-based solutions can create a more sustainable future for our cities. Nature-based solutions are cost effective mechanisms adapted to local environments that make cities more energy and resource efficient and climate resilient. They also have potential to restore degraded ecosystems, create jobs, reduce poverty, and improve public health.