Green Growth Best Practices - Synthesis of Key Findings

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March 2014
Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Green growth strategies play vital roles in unlocking synergies between economic growth, environmental protection, and poverty reduction and enabling a transition to an inclusive green economy.  By analyzing around 60 specific government programs from around the world, the GGBP demonstrates that green growth is actively practiced around the world as a dynamic pathway to achieve a green economy and sustainable development. The recommendations for effective green growth approaches, based on the experience of early movers, provides practical guidance for national and sub-national policy planning towards the sustainable development goals in the post-2015 development agenda. 

This Synthesis of Key Findings elaborates on nine key actions that enable effective green growth policy:

  • Use well-designed planning and coordination processes
  • Establish clear visions, targets, and baselines
  • Undertake robust analysis and balanced communication of the benefits of green growth
  • Prioritize options and develop credible pathways toward targets
  • Design policies to address multiple goals and respond to specific market failures
  • Design public finance instruments to overcome barriers and mobilize private investment
  • Tap the power of public-private collaboration
  • Pursue mutually reinforcing action across all levels of government
  • Build and maintain strong monitoring and evaluation systems