The 1st Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) took place on 23 November 2012. It focused on how to encourage a more efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, looking at the implications for advanced, emerging and developing countries. Stakeholders took this opportunity to exchange experiences and best practices with the management of natural resources.
The Forum was attened by approximately 250 participants, including representatives from ministries of finance, economics, environment, development cooperation, sciences, industry and technology, and foreign affairs, as well as from international organisations, the private sector and civil society. The following country representatives attended: Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone and South Africa.
This event also showed that the OECD is at the forefront of global work on green growth and plays a key role in post-crisis recovery plans in many countries in order to foster growth and achieve sustainable development.