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 Research Committee 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 Counsel, World Bank Group
Chief of the Environmental Law, Policy and Good Governance Section and Senior Legal Specialist of the Department of Sustainable Development, OAS
Environmental Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB)
Lead safeguard specialist, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Regional Team Leader for Climate Change, DRR & Resilience, Arab Region, UNDP
Head of the International Environmental Law Unit, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
General Coordinator of Green Growth, Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC)
Principal Advisor for Sustainable Infrastructure and Climate Change, Inter-American Development Bank
Associate Dean, Environmental Law Studies, George Washington University Law School
Head of Environmental Policy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Policy advisor and progamme manager, Inclusive green economy, UNDP
Fellow, TERI & Adjunct Faculty, TERI University
Lead Mitigation Negotiator, US Department of State
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge,
Director, C-EENRG


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