This book provides measurement tools, including indicators, to support countries’
efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets
continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which well-being relies.
The strategy proposes a flexible policy framework that can be tailored to different
country circumstances and stages of development. This report accompanies the synthesis
report Towards Green Growth.
Published on May 25, 2011Also available in: French
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."
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.
*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.