Green growth and sustainable development

Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress - OECD Indicators



May 2011

Number of pages:141

ISBN: 9789264111349



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:

How to obtain this publication

  • Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the online edition via OECD iLibrary, our online library. 
  • Non-subscribers can purchase the PDF e-book and/or paper copy via our Online Bookshop.
  • Access by password for accredited journalists on the OECD password-protected website, or on request from the OECD's Media Division ([email protected], +33 1 45 24 97 00)



Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Measurement framework
  • Proposed indicators
  • Measurement agenda

Part 1.  Monitoring progress towards green growth


  • The OECD approach
  • The measurement framework
  • Towards an OECD set of "Green Growth" indicators
  • The measurement agenda


Part 2. The Indicators


  • The socio-economic context and charateristics of growth
  • Monitoring the environmental and resource productivity of the economy
  • Monitoring the natural asset base
  • Monitoring the environmental quality of life
  • Monitoring economic opportunities and policy responses

Glossary of terms and definitions

List of acronyms and abbreviations

Annex. Proposed list of OECD indicators: Overview by group and by theme



More reading on the OECD's work on green growth.


Further information:
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