Green growth and sustainable development

Investment for green growth

 

Green growth means promoting economic growth while reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, minimising waste and inefficient use of natural resources, and maintaining biodiversity. Green growth means improving health prospects for populations and strengthening energy security through less dependence on imported fossil fuels. It also means making investment in the environment a driver for economic growth. Green growth will require a shift in both public and private investments, with the limited public funds available carefully targeted and accompanied by the right policy frameworks to help leverage private financing.


2nd Green Investment Financing Forum - 19-20 May 2015, OECD Conference Centre


Investment in clean energy infrastructure

Mobilising investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure

Policy guidance for investment in clean energy infrastructure

Overcoming barriers to international investment in clean energy

Overview of OECD work to help governments create an enabling environment to maximise investment flows in clean energy infrastructure

 

OECD Working Papers

Institutional Investors and Green Infrastructure Investments | 2013

Towards green investment policy framework: The Case of Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure | 2012

The Role of Institutional Investors in Financing Clean Energy | 2012

Defining and Measuring Green Investments: Implications for Institutional Investors’ Asset Allocations | 2012

Corporate greenhouse gas emmission: a stocktaking of government schemes | 2012

Defining and measuring green FDI: and exploratory review of existing work and evidence | 2011


Country-specific frameworks

China | Colombia Tunisia 

 

Private sector participation in water infrastructure

This practical guidance has been developed for governments wishing to engage the private sector in water infrastructure. Presented in the form of a Checklist for Public Action, the guidance provides a coherent set of policy directions addressing the allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, and the framework conditions for optimising private sector participation.


Transition to a low carbon economy: Public goals and corporate practices

This publication surveys responsible business practices addressing climate change and driving the shift to a low-carbon economy. It summarises policies, regulations and other instruments in support of a low-carbon economy in OECD countries and emerging economies, and analyses corporate responses to these drivers.  

 

Harnessing freedom of investment for green growth

This report addresses how the international investment policy community can help countries achieve green growth. It focuses on the relationship between international environmental law and international investment law; investment treaty practices and environmental goals; investor-state dispute settlement; green protectionism; and the contribution of investment and business to greening the economy. 


FDI-Environment relationship in the mining sector

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the forces fostering closer economic interdependence among countries. The rapid increase in FDI flows has generated considerable debate about its environmental and social implications in host countries.

Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment: Lessons from the Mining Sector examines the FDI-environment relationship in the mining sector and identifies emerging best practices. It looks at the key elements of the policy and institutional frameworks that guide investors’ environmental behaviour and the emerging role of voluntary commitments by enterprises to safeguard the environment.

 

Encouraging the positive contribution of business to environment

Corporate climate change reporting session at the 2015 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct 

The 2004 Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 

Environment and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

 

 

Related Documents

 

OECD work on green growth