Green Growth and the Law

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Green growth is supported through legal and regulatory reforms that strengthen governance systems and human rights, encourage economic growth and equity, and promote the environmental rule of law. The GGKP Green Growth and the Law Working Group, which was active from 2015-2017, assessed knowledge and data gaps around environmental enforcement and compliance. The group's working paper, Environmental Rule of Law: An analysis of data availability (2019), identified key data gaps for assessing the environmental rule of law, particularly in developing countries. The working paper suggested new ways in which to enhance the availability of such data in order to strengthen the case for investing in environmental enforcement and compliance in countries worldwide.



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)
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)


The group's working paper, Environmental Rule of Law: An analysis of data availability (2019), identified key data gaps for assessing the environmental rule of law, particularly in developing countries. 


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.