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Quantifying the economic opportunities associated with the transition to a green economy is central to enabling decision makers to effectively communicate the value proposition of green growth. However, tracking green growth opportunities such as new employment, investment and innovation can be challenging due to the dearth of relevant data and the lack of policy indicators to meaningfully assess such data. The Metrics and Indicators Working Group works to address this critical knowledge gap by examining existing data and methodologies for quantifying green growth opportunities. The working group highlights data gaps and measurement challenges and identifies potential solutions for new data collection, methodological work and indicator development.


Committee Members

Special AdvisorOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Senior EconomistInternational Labour Organization (ILO)
Senior AnalystGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Founder and CEOKnowledge SRL
Extraordinary Associate Professor of System DynamicsStellenbosch University
ManagerDevelopment Alternatives (DA)
ResearcherUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Environmental EconomistWorld Bank Group
ResearcherNational Agency for new Technologies Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Senior Economist, UN Environment
Independent Expert
Policy Specialist Environmental EconomicsUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Senior Research FellowKorea Environment Institute (KEI)
Assistant Professor
Project LeaderCentro Mario Molina (CMM)
Director of ResearchSmart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
Senior Research Fellow École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Senior Researcher United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of British Columbia
Research AssociateThe Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Senior ResearcherSchool of Management and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)
Visiting ResearcherÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Private Sector Development AdvisorDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Principal Policy ResearcherInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)


The working group is currently focusing on the measurement of economic opportunities associated with the transition to a green economy. The working group’s work will include an investigation of methods, models and indicators applied in the following economic sectors: employment and household income; trade and value chains; investment and finance; innovation and business environment. In addition, specific overarching frameworks and classifications relevant to this discussion will be analysed, including those related to the Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS), which can inform the measurement of green jobs, investment and exports.


A full list of resources on green growth metrics and indicators can be accessed through the GGKP's Indicators & Measurement theme page or through the GGKP's resource library.