Green growth and sustainable development

Towards Green Growth

 

 

May 2011

Number of pages:142

ISBN: 9789264094970

 

 

This strategy provides a practical framework for governments in developed and developing countries to seize opportunities that arise when the economy and the environment work together.

The Green Growth Strategy consists of:

 

Press release: Green and growth go together

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.  The need for green growth strategies

 

  • Reframing growth
  • Green growth dividends
  • Systemic risks and imbalances 

 

Chapter 2. Policy framework for green growth 

 

  • Policy design
  • Market instruments
  • Regulations and the regulatory environment
  • Enabling changes in consumer behaviour
  • Innovation
  • Investing in infrastructure
  • Institutions and governance 
 

Chapter 3. Promoting the transition towards green growth* 

 
  • Labour market implications
  • Distributional impacts
  • International co-operation for green growth
 

 Chapter 4. Measuring progress towards green growth

 
  • Measuring framework
  • Emerging messages
  • Remaining measurement issues
 

Chapter 5. Delivering on green growth 

 
  • Constructing green growth strategies 
  • Green Growth Strategy: Next Steps
 

 Further reading

 

Annex 1. Harnessing freedom of investment for green growth 

 

 

The Towards Green Growth package was published on 25 May during a public session of the 2011 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. These reports respond to a request from Ministers of the 34 countries who signed a Green Growth Declaration in 2009, committing to strengthen their efforts to pursue green growth strategies as part of their responses to the crisis.

 

 "Ministers welcomed the Green Growth Strategy and provided guidance on future work. They agreed that green growth tools and indicators can help expand economic growth and job creation through sustainable use of natural resources, efficiencies in the use of energy, and valuation of ecosystem services.  Ministers noted that innovation, supported by a strong intellectual property rights system, is a key to countries’ abilities to achieve economic growth, create green jobs, and protect the environment."
OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2011, Chair's Summary

 

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Contact: greengrowth@oecd.org

 

*Note: The Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of the Netherlands provided financial support for the work presented in Chapter 3 of this report.

 

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Key OECD documents on green growth

 

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  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
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