26 nov 2013
Improving the Effectiveness of Green Local Development
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...
12 août 2013
Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Cambodia
Developing countries have collectively displayed relatively high growth rates in the last decade.
Although large disparities still persist in standards of living, low and middle income countries averaged
economic growth of 6.2% between 2000 and 2008, pulling 325 million people out of poverty...
05 juin 2013
Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Ethiopia
Ethiopian society, economy and environment are so intimately interlinked that systematic attention is essential if clashes are to be resolved and synergies realised. For example, the majority of poor people are principally dependent on agriculture but, in turn, society is dependent on farmers...
11 avr 2013
Private Sector Initiatives on Measuring and Reporting on Green Growth
Green growth gains momentum, not only for governments but for companies as well. They see increasingly the opportunities that come along with ‘green growth’ as well as the relevance of mitigating environmental and social risks to which they are exposed.
This paper’s central message is that high...
06 mai 2013
Greening Global Value Chains: Innovation and the International Diffusion of Technologies and Knowledge
The objective of the paper is to lay out the state of knowledge on the role of innovation and the diffusion of technologies in the greening of global value chains as well as some of the main policy issues and key research gaps1. A special emphasis will be put on developing countries in which...
06 mai 2013
Greening Global Value Chains: Implementation Challenges
The objective of this paper is to highlight some of the most important implementation issues associated with the greening of global value chains (GVCs). Special attention is given to how public policies and business strategies can support each other in meeting the challenge, particularly in...
11 avr 2013
Building Green Global Value Chains
In this paper we explore why and how the private sector is working in partnerships with the public sector on building green global value chains. The findings and insights are based on the experiences of the companies associated in the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition and five years of...
27 mars 2013
What Have We Learned from Attempts to Introduce Green-Growth Policies?
Long-term projections suggest that without policy changes, the continuation of business-as-usual economic growth and development will have serious impacts on natural resources and the ecosystem services on which human well-being depends. This highlights the necessity for both developed and...
26 fév 2013
Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth
New business models can make an important contribution to the transition to green growth. While some new business models involve large firms, others are small start-up firms that seek to exploit technological or commercial opportunities that have been neglected or not yet explored by more...
01 sep 2012
Market Development for Green Cars
This report presents and analyses policies, programmes and approaches for the development,
market introduction and diffusion of green cars. It reviews government policies in a number of OECD
countries as well as a selection of non-OECD economies. The report attempts to provide: i) a...
01 jui 2012
Green Growth and Environmental Governance in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
The report takes stock of the latest developments in the overall economic and social conditions in EECCA countries, market signals and environmental governance arrangements that may facilitate the shift towards green growth, and discusses possible barriers and measures to overcome them. At the...
01 juin 2012
The Jobs Potential of a Shift Towards a Low-Carbon Economy
The greening of the labour market will create new opportunities for workers, but also new risks that could undermine political support for green growth policies. Accordingly, labour market and skills policy should also seek to maximise the benefits of green growth for workers while assuring...
01 juin 2011
Interactions Between Emission Trading Systems and Other Overlapping Policy Instruments
Well designed emission trading systems are environmentally effective and economically efficient instruments to address emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. This paper discusses interactions that can occur when a cap-and-trade based emission trading system is combined with overlapping...
01 mars 2011
The Committee on Consumer Policy launched a project to examine ways to enhance the value and effectiveness of green claims in April 2009. In support of the work, a workshop with representatives from government, business and civil society was held in April 2010. This report presents the findings...
01 sep 2010
Greener and Smarter
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are a key enabler of "green growth" in all sectors of the economy. They are a key part of government strategies for a sustainable economic
recovery. This report looks at how ICTs can improve their own environmental performance, and how they can...