Green growth indicators: a practical approach for Asia and the Pacific

Several countries in Asia and the Pacific have launched high-level policy initiatives and action plans to promote green growth, and the green economy. As a consequence the demand for indicators of economic growth that supports, rather than detracts from, sustainable development, is growing. This publication informs policy makers and practitioners involved in developing and monitoring green growth strategies. It proposes a framework for green growth indicators that seeks to respond to the context of developing countries and their expressed policy needs. It reflects ESCAP's mandate and experience in promoting, analysing and advocating green growth in the context of a broader vision of inclusive and sustainable development.