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.
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.
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’.
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 www.manniskohjalp.se