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FEATURE: Green growth – debates and resources

Green growth is one of the hottest topics in climate change and development.  There is a range of definitions around green growth, and what it means for developing countries’ economic and emissions profiles – and climate resilience.

Here, members of the CDKN team and partner organisations share their thinking on green growth, with a particular focus on how to translate theory into practice. We warmly invite you to join the debate.

CDKN Guide: Green growth – implications for development planning

This CDKN Guide provides an overview of the green growth planning tools available to developing country decision-makers. It outlines the key questions developing country planners need to ask, in deciding which tools are best for them. The Guide concludes that it takes time and effort to open up the ‘black box’ of planning tools to consultation with stakeholders, to deliver the best outcomes.

Users guide to climate planning tools

This online resource expands on the CDKN Guide to green growth, above.  The user’s guide will provide detailed comparative analysis of tools and methodologies based on a survey of developing country professionals. It gives vital signposts to technical and policy advisers in developing countries as they aim to shape climate compatible development plans.

Debate: CDKN seeks your views on green growth

In a series of posts, CDKN’s Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell presents his ten observations on climate change and growth, and ask for your questions and comments.  Simon examines some of the most difficult challenges of green growth for developing countries and considers the case for climate compatible development.

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Review: Is green growth just a fad? A review of the Green Growth Leaders report

Hannah Ryder, senior economist at DFID, explores the explosion of interest in green growth.  She discusses the Green Growth Leaders report, the proponents and opponents of green growth, and outlines why she thinks green growth, if strategically adapted to the needs of individual countries and economies, will be more than just a passing craze.

Report: Towards climate compatible development – four key approaches

Natasha Grist presents at the AfricaAdapt Climate Change Symposium held in Addis Ababa from 9-11 March 2011. She identifies four key areas to help developing countries move to climate compatible development, and stresses the need to incorporate the low-carbon approach in Africa.

Policy brief: Defining climate compatible development

In this first of a series of CDKN policy briefs, Tom Mitchell and Simon Maxwell argue that climate compatible development is ‘development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future’.

Blog: The search is on for Rio and Los Cabos deliverables: how about a ‘green growth guarantee’?

Simon Maxwell offers a novel deliverable for policy-makers coming out of the G20 meeting at Los Cabos, and going into Rio+20.

See all our posts relating to green growth.

Picture: Pokhara, Nepal. Copyright: IM Individuell Människohjälp / Foto Erik Törner

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2 responses to “FEATURE: Green growth – debates and resources”

  1. Ludigo Mhagama says:

    Climate change and Green growth.Trees and other vegitations contribute more on our climate.For example rainfalls and weather alterations[temperature].The more carbon dioxide emissions the more changes on climate will take place.But many people does not know if third world also contribute to climate change and global warming.Cutting down the trees[carborn absorbers] ,or sparking them into fire,will result on carbon into the air and became carbon dioxide.The consequences will be shrinking of rivers,alterations of rainfall.Some area will get extreme rain and others get nothing.Global economy will drop ,if no rainfalls.Cause we depend water in our agriculture.So, green economy is better now by starting to reduce carborn dioxice and reafforestaion the natural trees within the its areas.Not putting the strange trees.
    Pollution Control Agency[poca 13031
    Dar es salaam
    E africa

  2. Professor Ifedioramma Eugene Nwana says:

    I beliebve that the current trends are signs of more profound changes in Creation. Whether we can, as reasonable humans, stem the trend or they are inevitable tyime will tell. But I submit that, because we are more intelligent than the organisms that occupied this earth before us and have become extinct, as a result of their misuse of the resources in their environment, we should strive as we are doing now to limit and reverse the trend towards sustainability.
    Climate compatible development should imply and call on us all to educate our tastes, wants and desires according to consumption and production patterns that recognise the limits of resources and the rates of their replenishment in our environment.