DUBAI – March 4, 2014 – The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative released a synthesis of key findings from its review of green growth approaches taken in different countries and regions around the world. This summary report, unveiled at the 1st Global Conference on Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) today in Dubai, comes in advance of the release of the full report, which is to be launched in June 2014.
Green growth strategies play vital roles in unlocking synergies between economic growth, environmental protection, and poverty reduction and enabling a transition to an inclusive green economy. By analyzing around 60 specific government programs from around the world, the GGBP demonstrates that green growth is actively practiced around the world as a dynamic pathway to achieve a green economy and sustainable development. The recommendations for effective green growth approaches, based on the experience of early movers, provides practical guidance for national and sub-national policy planning towards the sustainable development goals in the post-2015 development agenda.
“Although still a new field of development, green growth has rapidly grown in prominence and practice over the past few years. The GGBP initiative provides a robust global analysis of good practices that can guide policymakers on which green growth approaches are most effective in different contexts and accelerate the transition to inclusive green economies,” said Howard Bamsey, Director-General of GGGI.
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