Global partnership launched to champion green growth

On 16 October 2012, an unprecedented group of 15 leading environmental and development cooperation organisations launched the Green Growth Best Practice Initiative (GGBP). Designed to help governments strengthen the quality of green growth planning and implementation through analysis and peer-to-peer learning, the initiative is set to drive progressive green policy-making around the globe.

As human-induced climate change, environmental degradation and resource scarcity threatens the sustainable future of our economies and habitats, green- and low carbon growth plans are being developed in numerous industrialised and developing countries. Such green growth plans and programs allow governments, businesses, and communities to achieve long-term social and economic goals through a transformation to resource efficient and sustainable systems. To date, however, there is not enough knowledge-sharing between countries. It remains a challenge to increase communication and peer-to-peer learning. This situation will be transformed by the GGBP, which will provide valuable insights on best practice at all levels of the policy-making process, aiming to significantly improve the quality and success rate of green growth planning and implementation.

The initiative is supported by various funders: the International Climate Initiative (ICI) funded by the German Government, the Climate Development and Knowledge Network funded by the governments of the UK and the Netherlands, the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). These partners, together with the steering group of high-level organisations, bring a unique set of expertise to the challenge.

Complete List of Organisations serving on the Steering Committee: Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the  German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature, Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, European Climate Foundation (ECF), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank Group (WB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA through the African Climate Policy Centre), MAPS project (through SouthSouthNorth), E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), United Nations Economic and Social Commission Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP).