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OCED Releases Papers on Greening Global Value Chains

OECD11 April 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released four new reports on strategies for green growth, focusing on the "greening" of global value chains. These papers are a product of the OECD's Green Growth Strategy, which offers policy framework recommendations for countries pursuing economic development and protection of ecosystem services. 

The first paper, "Private Sector Initiatives on Measuring and Reporting Green Growth," recommends that access to high quality information on green growth be used to make better private sector decisions that consider both the environmental and social risks of their actions.

The second paper, "Greening Global Value Chains: Innovation and the International Diffusion of Technologies and Knowledge," reviews the knowledge and strategies available for the diffusion of technology in greening global value chains, with a focus on climate-mitigation technology. It outlines the path of knowledge and technology dissemination across countries, and discusses key policy challenges in this area.

The third paper, "Greening Global Value Chains: Implementation Challenges," highlights the public and private strategies that can support each other to overcome implementation problems associated with greening global value chains, particularly in developing countries.

The fourth paper, "Building Green Global Value Chains: Committed Public-Private Coalitions in Agro-Commodity Markets," examines partnerships between the private and public sectors in the work of greening global supply chains through the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), based in the Netherlands. The paper offers examples of successful green growth strategies. [Publication: Private Sector Initiatives on Measuring and Reporting on Green Growth] [Publication: Greening Global Value Chains: Innovation and the International Diffusion of Technologies and Knowledge] [Publication: Greening Global Value Chains: Implementation Challenges] [Publication: Building Green Global Value Chains: Committed Public-Private Coalitions in Agro-Commodity Markets] [OECD Green Growth Papers Archive]