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As of: January 2018

Enhancing low-carbon development by greening the economy: policy dialogue, advisory services, benchmarking

Objective and activities

The project was providing content-related support in the preparatory and follow-up processes surrounding the UN conference ‘Rio+20’ and was developing a concrete roadmap towards a green economy that will lead to reductions in greenhouse gases and more efficient use of resources. It was developing macroeconomic guidelines in the form of tax reforms and trade regulations, as well as progress indicators relating to investments and employment, for example, which help to measure progress towards poverty reduction and the development of a green economy. In addition, the project was advising partner governments in six developing and emerging countries in different regions on low-carbon development. This involved both the formulation of operative strategies and their practical implementation.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Support of the BMUB in preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, Rio + 20) in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, inter alia through expert commentary and information on the topics of the conference, such as green jobs and megacities
  • Deepening the topics fiscal policy and subsidy reform in the context of two international events (GIZ IMF UNEP workshop on, "Fiscal Policy in an Inclusive Green Economy", Geneva, October 2012, and GIZ-IMF-GSI-UNEP Workshop on "reforming fossil fuel subsidies for an Inclusive Green Economy", Nairobi, May 2014)
  • Report on "Trade Opportunities in a Green Economy" and a manual on "Trade and Green Economy" prepared
  • Report on methods to measure progress towards a Green Economy Transition ("Measuring Progress Towards an Inclusive Green Economy") published. The developed approach has been applied on a pilot basis in Uruguay and Ghana.

Project data

China, Ghana, India, Morocco, Thailand, Uruguay

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI)

Partner institution(s):
UN Environment Programme

BMUB grant:
€ 2,724,392.82

09/2011 till 10/2014

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