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.
Improving resource productivity and ensuring a sustainable resource and materials management on the principle of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) are a central element of green growth policies. Understanding the material basis and flows in OECD countries is key to their success.
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.
Green growth also means making investment in the environment a driver for economic growth. It will require a shift in both public and private investments, with the limited public funds available carefully targeted and accompanied by the right policy frameworks to help leverage private financing.
As world economies become more integrated, economic growth has created environmental problems that demand global solutions.
In the context of the 2012 East Asia Climate Partnership (EACP) programme, the OECD has engaged in a 2-year horizontal project, whose overarching objective is to help promote green growth in selected ASEAN countries, in line with the region’s development objectives.