Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experiences

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July 2014
Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

Green growth is becoming an attractive opportunity for countries around the world to achieve poverty reduction, environmental protection, resource efficiency and economic growth in an integrated way. Green growth strategies generate policies and programs that deliver these goals simultaneously. They accelerate investment in resource efficient technologies and new industries, while managing costs and risks to domestic taxpayers, businesses, communities and consumers. 

This report carried out by the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative, is the first comprehensive international assessment of lessons from experiences of pursuing green growth across all levels of government and all regions. The report is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It engaged 75 authors in evaluating more than 60 programs around the world. 

The report focuses on nine interlinked elements that are commonly used by governments in green growth:

  • Planning and co-ordination
  • Establishing vision, baselines and targets
  • Assessing and communicating benefits of green growth
  • Prioritization of green growth options and pathways
  • Policy design and implementation
  • Mobilizing investment
  • Public-private collaboration
  • Integrating subnational action
  • Monitoring and evaluation

In addition to the full report, available in English below, you can also read the Executive Summary in EnglishChinese,  Spanish, or Arabic, as well as the full report in Mongolian.