GGSD News – October 2017
04 October 2017 New Publication:
Green Growth in Cebu, Philippines
Urban green growth policies encourage economic development while reducing negative environmental externalities and the consumption of natural resources and environmental assets. This report is the fourth case study in the OECD Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia project. It explores policies and governance systems to promote green growth in Metro Cebu, Philippines, and provides recommendations for enhancing Cebu’s green growth potential.
Metro Cebu is the second most populated urban area of the Philippines after Metro Manila. Its economic growth has been impressive. However, it faces many challenges that hinder its sustainable growth in areas such as land use and the provision of basic urban services – transportation, energy, solid waste, and water security. Ongoing development offers numerous opportunties for the metro area to shift towards the cleaner sustainable model which the concept of green growth offers.
Integrated Green Economy Modelling
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Join the Green Growth and Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) for a webinar focused on the IGEM Framework, including country experience with green economy modelling in Mexico and Peru.
This year’s Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) will take place on November 21 & 22 at the OECD Headquarters. Under the theme Greening the Ocean Economy, this Forum is relevant to the implementation of SDG 14 on Oceans, and it will therefore explore how the economic development and conservation needs can be balanced successfully through innovations in established and emerging ocean industries, as well as marine spatial planning instruments. will be held as part of the OECD Ocean Economy Week (20-24 November).