Metrics and Indicators
ABOUT THE WORKING GROUP
Quantifying the economic opportunities associated with the transition to a green economy is central to enabling decision makers to effectively communicate the value proposition of green growth. However, tracking green growth opportunities such as new employment, investment and innovation can be challenging due to the dearth of relevant data and the lack of policy indicators to meaningfully assess such data. The Metrics and Indicators Working Group works to address this critical knowledge gap by examining existing data and methodologies for quantifying green growth opportunities. The working group highlights data gaps and measurement challenges and identifies potential solutions for new data collection, methodological work and indicator development.
The working group is currently focusing on the measurement of economic opportunities associated with the transition to a green economy. The working group’s work will include an investigation of methods, models and indicators applied in the following economic sectors: employment and household income; trade and value chains; investment and finance; innovation and business environment. In addition, specific overarching frameworks and classifications relevant to this discussion will be analysed, including those related to the Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS), which can inform the measurement of green jobs, investment and exports.
- Measuring Inclusive Green Growth at the Country Level, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (2016)
- Moving towards a Common Approach on Green Growth Indicators, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (2013)