Green Growth and the Law

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Taken together, legal and regulatory reforms along with strong governance systems and established rule of law create an enabling environment for promoting economic growth while simultaneously protecting environmental values and human rights. The GGKP Green Growth and the Law Working Group assesses what is well-understood about how law enables or undermines green growth and evaluates knowledge gaps by identifying linkages that remain poorly understood or sectors where the role of the legal system has not adequately been established.


Committee Members

Former Chief CounselWorld Bank Group
Chief of DepartmentOrganization of American States (OAS)
Environmental Affairs OfficerUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Project OfficerInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Head of DivisionBundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB)
Lead safeguard specialistWorld Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Regional Team LeaderUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Head of UnitUnited Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
General CoordinatorNational Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC)
Principal AdvisorInter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Associate Dean George Washington University Law School
Head of SectionDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Policy Advisor and Programme ManagerUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Fellow, TERI & Adjunct Faculty
Lead Mitigation Negotiator, U.S. Department of State climate negotiations team
ProfessorUniversity of Idaho College of Law
Chief of UnitConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Harold Samuel ProfessorUniversity of Cambridge
DirectorCambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)


A full list of resources on green growth and the law can be accessed through the GGKP's Institutions & Governance and Standards & Regulations theme pages or through the GGKP's resource library on Institutions & Governance and Standards & Regulations.