Case Studies

The GGKP Case Studies Database provides real world examples of the development and implementation of green growth policies and practices. Case studies included in this database are typically focused on specific sectors, themes, or countries.  For deeper research and analysis around green growth topics, please visit the GGKP Resource Library

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February 2018
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
The report Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Best Practices to Seize Opportunities and Maxmise Credibility highlights the business advantage of ambitious strategies for contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), examines common challenges and pitfalls that businesses face to delivering credible, meaningful contributions toward the SDGs, and offers a clear, actionable set of good practices for business leaders to inform their strategies moving forward.
February 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
This paper Value Chain Upgrading for Competitiveness and Sustainability: A Comparative Study of Tea Value Chains in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal conducts a comparative analysis of the export tea value chains in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Nepal with a focus on how policy influences chain upgrading and the implications this has for trade patterns, competitiveness and sustainable development.
January 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This case study, Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation - The Case of Philipines , is conducted by GIZ in Philipines to understand the entry points of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA), and who were the pivotal parties, and how EbA can be further expanded in each country in the future. This study also stresses the importance of including EbA in the Climate Change Cluster on Adaptation and MitigationDisaster Risk Reduction agenda.
January 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This case study, Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation - The Case of Peru , analyses the enabling and hindering factors with regards to the institutional setting, policy and legal framework as well as capacity and awareness, and shares lessons learned on Ecosystem-based Adaptation mainstreaming in Peru.
January 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This case study, Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation - The Case of Mexico , is conducted by GIZ in Mexico to understand the entry points of Ecosystem-based Adaptation, and who were the pivotal parties, and how EbA can be further expanded in each country in the future. This report is a comprehensive review of existing policy and strategy was made, which was followed by a set of interviews with parties located in government as well as private sector organisations who have often led on-the-ground activities to date.
January 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This case study, Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation - The Case of South Africa , is conducted by GIZ in South Africa to understand the entry points of Ecosystem-based Adaptation, and who were the pivotal parties, and how EbA can be further expanded in each country in the future. This report is a comprehensive review of existing policy and strategy was made, which was followed by a set of interviews with parties located in government as well as private sector organizations who have often led on-the-ground activities to date.
January 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The paper Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Global Value Chains: A Case Study of the Myanmar Garment Sector analyses the dynamics of Myanmar’s participation in the apparel global value chain and proposes policy recommendations to support economic upgrading, and social and environmental sustainability for the industry.
January 2018
Nordic Council of Ministers, Arbejdsgruppen for Holdbar Konsumtion og Produktion (HKP)
The report Nordic Best Practices presents fifteen initiatives on the themes of Sustainable Buildings and Construction and Sustainable Food Systems. They are presented in a manner designed to facilitate a comparison of their respective strengths, key results, and novelty as well as to draw lessons learned of each particular case.
December 2017
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Utilising the United Republic of Tanzania as a case study, this article examines how climate change is addressed in policy, how it is being mainstreamed into water, energy and agriculture sector policies and the extent to which cross-sectoral linkages enable coordinated action.
December 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
In supporting the government to attract green investment flows into SEZs, GGGI conducted a green growth assessment study for Sei Mangkei, North Sumatra, to scope out investment opportunities and screen potential projects for further development into eligible bankable green projects using the method of extended Cost Benefit Analysis (eCBA).

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March 2019
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
To support Ministry of Construction (MOC) to implement the NDC, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has conducted an assessment of the potential green city actions that would help achieve Viet Nam’s NDC commitments. This paper, Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector, outlines the findings from the assessment in two sectors contributing the majority of urban GHG emissions: waste and energy.
February 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of congestion pricing on the demand for clean transport modes.

January 2019
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
This report, Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam, outlines the work the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has done in Viet Nam, examining multiple case studies focused on green growth policy support and investment mobilization for bankable projects, and provides recommendations on engaging the private sector in green growth financing.
January 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This case study research examines six water quality trading (WQT)/offset programs from Canada, the United States and New Zealand and highlights specific policy and program mechanisms that enabled the programs to achieve their goals of reduced nutrient and contaminant loading.