The database contains selected indicators for monitoring progress towards green growth to support policy making and inform the public at large. The dataset covers OECD countries, BRIICS economies, Argentina and Saudi Arabia from 1990 onwards.
While Southeast Asian cities are affected by a range of economic, infrastructure, environmental and social challenges, ongoing rapid development offers opportunities to shift towards greener growth models, allowing to benefit from both economic and environmental performance.
Many land-use and spatial planning interventions fail to properly account for environmental consequences, such as those related to urban sprawl, transport systems and flood-zone development. "Urban green growth, spatial planning and land use" was the theme of this 2016 edition that took place in Paris from 9 to 10 November.
On the theme of 'Transforming Development through Inclusive Green Growth', this year's conference, which took place on 6-7 September 2016, on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, formed a major part of the Global Green Growth Week 2016 (#GGGWeek2016) held on 5-9 September.”
Long-term projections highlights the necessity for both developed and developing countries to move to a new growth path that is consistent with the protection of the environment and a sustainable use of scarce natural resources while still achieving sizeable gains in living standards and reducing poverty.
The OECD invites city governments, national governments, networks and institutions for development co-operation to participate into the platform, to get an increased and shared understanding of what urban green growth entails, which could lead to more effective design and implementation of urban green growth policies.
As world economies become more integrated, economic growth has created environmental problems that demand global solutions.