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Green Growth in theBeneluxIndicators of local transition to a low-carbon economy incross-border regionsDr Cristina Martine...
For	  more	  informa+on,	  see	  www.oecd.org/greengrowth	  Towards green growth - Monitoring progressOECD Measurement fra...
For	  more	  informa+on,	  see	  www.oecd.org/greengrowth	  Towards green growth – why monitoringprogress at local level?•...
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For	  more	  informa+on,	  see	  www.oecd.org/greengrowth	  Policy Challenges & RecommendationsProviding consensus on cros...
For	  more	  informa+on,	  see	  www.oecd.org/greengrowth	  Policy Challenges & Recommendations (cont)Maximising the trans...
For	  more	  informa+on,	  see	  www.oecd.org/greengrowth	  Policy Challenges & Recommendations (cont)Fostering knowledge ...
Policy Index for Benelux80.001.002.003.004.005.00Policies for local government (e.g.expenditure, policy documents,support ...
Skills Ecosystem for Benelux90.001.002.003.004.005.00Training and skillsupgrading provision byuniversities and collegesInd...
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OECD LEED Benelux report on green growth - Cristina Martinez

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Presentation by Cristina Martinez, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD LEED Programme.

2013 REPORT - Green growth in the Benelux - Indicators of local transition to a low-carbon economy in cross-border regions.

The full report could be freely downloaded at http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/lowcarbon.htm


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OECD LEED Benelux report on green growth - Cristina Martinez

  1. 1. Green Growth in theBeneluxIndicators of local transition to a low-carbon economy incross-border regionsDr Cristina Martinez-FernandezCFE/LEEDDr Samantha SharpeUniversity Technology Sydney
  2. 2. For  more  informa+on,  see  www.oecd.org/greengrowth  Towards green growth - Monitoring progressOECD Measurement framework2
  3. 3. For  more  informa+on,  see  www.oecd.org/greengrowth  Towards green growth – why monitoringprogress at local level?•  Impacts of climate change will be variable at a local level;•  Impacts of policies to mitigate climate change will bedistributed differently across regions and localities:v  pricing carbon,v  switching to less carbon intensive energy supply andproduction,v  appropriating the opportunities presented by a transition to alow carbon economy (including the creation of both newemployment and industries).•  Impacts will be especially evident in local labour markets.3
  4. 4. Total carbon equivalent emissions in the Benelux 1990-2010Benelux transition to a LCE40  50  100  150  200  250  Belgium   Netherlands   Luxembourg  Million  tonnes  CO2-­‐e  1990  2008  2009  2010  Source: European Environment Agency, 2012.0  5  10  15  20  25  30  35  40  Belgium   Netherlands   Luxembourg  Tonnes  CO2-­‐e  per  capita  1990  2008  2009  2010  Per capita carbon emissions in the Benelux 1990-2010
  5. 5. For  more  informa+on,  see  www.oecd.org/greengrowth  Policy Challenges & RecommendationsProviding consensus on cross-border indicators; what is measured, whyand how often, and how they are communicated.Recommendation 1 – Establish a method by which cross-border stakeholderscan identify the main variables associated with transition and how these will bemeasured, and build indicator development and measurement verification intolarge public investment activities.Defining suitable methodologies and metrics to assess green growthRecommendation 2 - Ensure data collection provides flexibility to isolate localsources of emissions.Identifying and resourcing local institutions to collect and report onindicatorsRecommendation 3 - Identify and resource appropriate institution/s to collectand report this data in a consistent format, which provides comparativeanalysis on headline indicators at the local, national and international level.5
  6. 6. For  more  informa+on,  see  www.oecd.org/greengrowth  Policy Challenges & Recommendations (cont)Maximising the transition impact of large projects and infrastructuredevelopmentRecommendation 4 - Financially and logistically support data collection projectsthat are devised and implemented by local stakeholders as a way to cementthe operation of cross-border governance.Recommendation 5 - Develop processes that seek out and engage a full rangeof local stakeholders, and which equip them to participate in the discussionsand projects. Not all stakeholders are equally able to participate in theseactivities; recognising and providing resources for these participatoryprocesses increases the likelihood of ownership of the projects and outcomes.Recommendation 6 – Develop and encourage cross-border groupings of publicand elected officials to provide input into large transition projects and thusstrengthen the capacity of the Benelux Union.6
  7. 7. For  more  informa+on,  see  www.oecd.org/greengrowth  Policy Challenges & Recommendations (cont)Fostering knowledge creation and diffusion in the green economyRecommendation 7 - Strengthen innovation capacity in the Benelux Union throughinternational co-operation in order to re-position new industrial ecologies and clusterswhile addressing the challenges of green growth transition.Recommendation 8 - Align qualification systems, accreditation and content acrossborders. Green education and green entrepreneurship can provide a focus for skillsrecognition and skills activities by the educational institutions in the Benelux. This focuscan be developed by provision of specific courses in TVET organisations and by offeringMasters and Certificate level courses in Universities and other educational institutions.Local entrepreneurs, young and old, male and female should be encouraged to set-upbusinesses through active and innovative financial mechanisms.Supporting green industries and emerging marketsRecommendation 9 - Public procurement should be used to support and encourage new‘green’ markets and should be encouraged by all levels of government and the BeneluxUnion.7
  8. 8. Policy Index for Benelux80.001.002.003.004.005.00Policies for local government (e.g.expenditure, policy documents,support for renewable energy, carbonneutrality etc)Policies for universities (e.g.expenditure for green purchasing,energy efficiency measures, researchon green issues, waste recyclingpolicy etc)Local initiatives for job creationSupport schemes for associationsSupport schemes for social activitiesThe organization in which I work(waste management, energyefficiency, green procurement etc)Municipal strategiesChildren focused local activitiesElderly focused local activitiesGhentBelval
  9. 9. Skills Ecosystem for Benelux90.001.002.003.004.005.00Training and skillsupgrading provision byuniversities and collegesIndustry-sciencecooperation (projectsand students)Inter-firm collaborationin clean tech clusterprojectsVocational educationand training projectsSupport schemes/incentives for cluster-university collaborationprojectsIndustry-clusteractivities and fundraisingKnowledge IntensiveService Activities(knowledge developmentactivities throughTrade Union trainingschemesCompany investment intraining and skillsGhentBelval
  10. 10. Benelux Green Dashboards10!!Figure  1:  Ghent-­‐  Terneuzen  Green  Dashboard  Environmental  and  Resource  ProducCvity  Economic  OpportuniCes  !!Figure  2:  AlzeFe-­‐Belval  Green  Dashboard  Environmental  and  Resource  ProducCvity  Economic  OpportuniCes  !!
  11. 11. •  To download the full report, please visit the project web page at:http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/lowcarbon.htm•  Clear space:https://community.oecd.org/community/lowcarboneconomy•  OECD dedicated site to greening jobs and skillswww.oecd.org/greengrowth/skillsProject Resources11

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