Benefiting from Green Growth

This week sees the launch of a year-long initiative funded by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), titled Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experiences. Celine Herweijer, and Lit Ping Low are part of the team from PwC contributing to the initiative, and share their perspectives.

Governments, and indeed businesses, need growth. But the 20th century model of growth can often come at the expense of the environment. In the 21st century, the potential collisions of megatrends such as the onset of climate change, shifts in the global economic power, urbanization and demographic changes, means there’s an increasing recognition of the need to achieve sustained economic growth alongside broader environmental and social objectives. In other words, green growth is likely to be on the target list for most country leaders.

A new report this week – “Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experiences” –attempts to help policy makers, planners and practitioners toward this target. The report is sponsored by CDKN, ECF and GGGI, developed by over 75 international authors, and covers 60 international case studies and systematic best practices and benefits for green growth. It covers a diverse range of topics including planning, comm

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