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November 2018
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
This report provides investment potential estimates across six key sectors (waste, renewable energy, public transportation, water, electric vehicles, and green buildings). Sector-specific investment potentials are estimated at the global and regional levels. The report also addresses urban resilience, financing solutions, and includes six deep dives into specific cities – one from each region – representing various sizes and stages of development:
March 2018
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
The white paper Characterization and Management of Organic Waste in North America identifies challenges, opportunities and solutions related to increasing organic waste diversion and processing capacity in North America, with a focus on how to address challenges and opportunities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and identifies potential areas for regional cooperation.
June 2016
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

The report Green Economy Scoping Study for Saint Lucia couples an in-depth analysis of Saint Lucia’s agriculture and tourism sectors with a more general review of manufacturing, transport and construction, integrating the key elements of energy, water and waste management.

March 2016
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The Green Economy Scoping Study for Jamaica identifies and assesses key opportunities for greening country’s economy as a way to advance sustainable development. It describes the context and identifies opportunities at the macroeconomic level, as well as in five key sectors: energy, agriculture, construction, water and sewerage, and tourism. Based on a qualitative assessment of challenges and opportunities in the country, it proposes key policy and programme interventions that can advance a green economy.
December 2015

Physical infrastructure, such as energy, transportation, telecommunications, water, and sanitation systems, can contribute to the sustained growth of a national economy.

October 2015
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Environment at a Glance 2015 updates key environmental indicators and relevant socio-economic and sectoral indicators to track OECD country progress on major environmental issues and inform policy development and evaluation.

July 2014
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Developing growth strategies that promote greener lifestyles requires a good understanding of what factors affect people’s behaviour towards the environment.

June 2013
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative

This publication brings together selected Stories of Change which we will hopefully catalyze and motivate governments, stakeholders, and the international development community at large to invest in, and support, poverty-environment mainstreaming across the globe as one element of the transition

June 2012
London School of Economics and Political Science, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The report ‘Going Green: How cities are leading the next economy’ provides an up-to-date overview on the experiences of 90 cities around the world in the transition to the green economy.
June 2010
World Bank Group
The Brazil Low‐Carbon Development Study by the World Bank offers a significant exploration into the potential for Brazil to foster economic development whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is the resultof a c