Green growth and sustainable development

OECD Green Growth Newsletter Issue Six: May 2011

 

Contents

 

The OECD Green Growth Newsletter keeps OECD Committees and other stakeholders informed about the OECD’s green growth activities.

 

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We welcome your comments on this newsletter and the Strategy overall. Please send any feedback to greengrowth@oecd.org


Green growth during OECD Week

 

Green growth will be a key theme of OECD Week, to be held 23-27 May 2011. The Green Growth Strategy will be launched at the Ministerial Council Meeting, 25-26 May, and various activities will take place at the 50th Anniversary Forum, 24-25 May, including a workshop and a panel discussion. The Forum is by invitation only with a limited number of places available. If you are interested in registering, please send your request to oecd.forum@oecd.org giving the reason for your interest and details of your professional qualifications.


Green growth reports for Ministerial meeting

Following the comments provided by countries and other stakeholders, the reports have now been finalised and are available on the International Green Growth Dialogue site. The reports will be released as publications on 25 May. Documents available:

  • Towards Green Growth (Green Growth Strategy Synthesis Report) (C/MIN(2011)4)
  • Tools for Delivering on Green Growth - Annex 1 (C/MIN(2011)4/ANN1)
  • Harnessing Freedom of Investment for Green Growth - Annex 2 (C/MIN(2011)4/ANN2)
  • Towards Green Growth - Monitoring Progress: OECD Indicators (C/MIN(2011)5)

 

 

 


Focus on green growth and development

Matching green growth policies and poverty reduction objectives will be important for adapting the green growth framework to emerging and developing countries. There are important complementarities between green growth and poverty reduction, which can be capitalised to help drive progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. These include, for example, bringing more efficient infrastructure to people (e.g. in water and transport), alleviating poor health associated with environmental degradation and introducing efficient technologies that can reduce costs and increase productivity, while easing environmental pressure. Given the centrality of natural assets in low-income countries, green growth policies can reduce vulnerability to environmental risks and increase the livelihood security of the poor.

 

Read more about green growth and development.

 


 

Share your green growth initiatives

 

To help countries implement green growth policies, it can be useful to share lessons learned from experience. We have received some examples of country initiatives in preparation of the Synthesis Report, and we encourage countries to share more detail on their experiences with a wider audience.


We invite you to submit specific case studies on the International Green Growth Dialogue platform, under the discussion:

 

What green growth initiatives are being implemented in your country?

 

Accessing the International Green Growth Dialogue site for the first time  

 

If you have access problems, please email Catherine Jeffcoat, greengrowth@oecd.org


Recent events

Green growth and development has been a hot topic at recent events. Challenges and policies for promoting inclusive growth, an OECD-World Bank conference on 24-25 March, aimed to identify novel policy approaches to raise and sustain economic growth while strengthening social cohesion in mature, emerging-market and developing economies. The conference featured a session on making green sources of growth more inclusive.

 

The 16th Africa Partnership Forum met on 21 April to discuss economic growth, investment and job creation. The statement from the meeting  emphasized that a “conducive business environment is ultimately based on effective national policies that promote development that is politically, economically, socially and ecologically sustainable.”

The 2011 NEPAD-OECD ministerial conference on accelerating the pace of reform by mobilising infrastructure and agricultural investment, organised by the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative, was held in Dakar, Senegal on 26-27 April. It included a session on green investment for growth and job creation in Africa, which touched on climate-compatible growth, the role of pension funds in financing green growth initiatives and fostering a green economy.


Recent publications

 

>> Further reading


May key events

 

For more information, see the events calendar on the International Green Growth Dialogue.


Contact us

 

Nathalie Girouard, Green Growth Co-ordinator, greengrowth@oecd.org


OECD Green Growth website | International Green Growth Dialogue site

 

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe