The database contains selected indicators for monitoring progress towards green growth to support policy making and inform the public at large. The dataset covers OECD countries, BRIICS economies, Argentina and Saudi Arabia from 1990 onwards.
The OECD Green Growth Strategy provided initial guidance to governments on how to achieve economic growth and development while preventing costly environmental damage and inefficient resource use. What progress have countries made since 2011?
The GGSD forum on 14-15 December 2015 will examine how to foster the “next industrial revolution” by harnessing the potential of systems innovation policies that support green growth.
Long-term projections highlights the necessity for both developed and developing countries to move to a new growth path that is consistent with the protection of the environment and a sustainable use of scarce natural resources while still achieving sizeable gains in living standards and reducing poverty.
The OECD invites city governments, national governments, networks and institutions for development co-operation to participate into the platform, to get an increased and shared understanding of what urban green growth entails, which could lead to more effective design and implementation of urban green growth policies.
Governments must seize new opportunities to ensure that green growth - strong economies and a clean environment - offer the potential to increase the well-being of all citizens in all countries.
As world economies become more integrated, economic growth has created environmental problems that demand global solutions.