- 2226-0935 (online)
The OECD Green Growth Strategy, launched in May 2011, provides concrete recommendations and measurement tools to support countries’ efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while at the same time ensure that natural assets continue to provide the ecosystems services on which our well-being relies. The strategy proposes a flexible policy framework that can be tailored to different country circumstances and stages of development. OECD Green Growth Papers complement the OECD Green Growth Studies series, and aim to stimulate discussion and analysis on specific topics and obtain feedback from interested audiences.
Improving the Effectiveness of Green Local Development
The Role and Impact of Public Sector-Led Initiatives in Renewable Energy
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- Cristina Martinez-Fernandez1, Samantha Sharpe2, Merritt Hughes3, Carmen Avellaner de Santos
- Author Affiliations
- 1: OECD, France
- 2: University Technology Sydney, Australia
- 3: University of Massachusetts, United States
- 26 Nov 2013
- Bibliographic information
This report presents a snapshot of the global renewable energy industry and investigates what this global industry can mean for local development. This industry is rapidly growing in response to countries’ activities to reduce their carbon emissions. The deployment of renewable energy is seen as a key development opportunity for rural regions and a way for governments to give substance to "green growth" claims. The paper suggests that local governments and other institutions will be central agents in the success of the transition of regional areas to low-carbon economies.