As a national development model that simultaneously pursues socio-economic progress and environmental conservation, the Green Growth concept is being tested in countries around the world through context-specific policies and projects. This report reviews Green Growth policy actions related to agriculture and climate change by eight countries – Mexico, Vietnam, Rwanda, India, South Korea, China, France and Australia – and assesses progress and challenges as well as the apparent significance of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis in motivating Green Growth strategies. As national strategies evolve into on-the-ground practice, robust investment in climate-smart agriculture will be essential to achieving real sustainability.
Negra, C. Agriculture and Climate Change in National Green Growth Strategies. CCAFS Working Paper No. 49. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2013) 40 pp.