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Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) 2020 launched                    111,75 Think Tanks across the world ranked in different categories.                SDPI is ranked 90th among “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-US)”.           SDPI stands 11th among Top Think Tanks in South & South East Asia & the Pacific (excluding India).            SDPI notches 33rd position in “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by A Think Tank” category.                SDPI remains 42nd in “Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedure” category.              SDPI stands 49th in “Think Tank to Watch in 2020”.            SDPI gets 52nd position among “Best Independent Think Tanks”.                           SDPI becomes 63rd in “Best Advocacy Campaign” category.                   SDPI secures 60th position in “Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks” category.                       SDPI obtains 64th position in “Best Use of Media (Print & Electronic)” category.               SDPI gains 66th position in “Top Environment Policy Tink Tanks” category.                SDPI achieves 76th position in “Think Tanks With Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program” category.                    SDPI notches 99th position in “Top Social Policy Think Tanks”.            SDPI wins 140th position among “Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks”.               SDPI is placed among special non-ranked category of Think Tanks – “Best Policy and Institutional Response to COVID-19”.                                            Owing to COVID-19 outbreak, SDPI staff is working from home from 9am to 5pm five days a week. All our staff members are available on phone, email and/or any other digital/electronic modes of communication during our usual official hours. You can also find all our work related to COVID-19 in orange entries in our publications section below.    The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-third Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 14 – 17 December 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19. Read more…       FOOD SECIRITY DASHBOARD: On 4th Nov, SDPI has shared the first prototype of Food Security Dashboard with Dr Moeed Yousaf, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on  National Security and Economic Outreach in the presence of stakeholders, including Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Provincial and district authorities attended the event in person or through zoom. The dashboard will help the government monitor and regulate the supply chain of essential food commodities.

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Published Date: Aug 23, 2013

Green Growth and Technological Innovation: A case for South Asian countries (W-136)

Rabia Manzoor

Ahmad Ramay


Green growth can be defined as fostering economic growth and
development while ensuring that the natural assets available to an economy
continue to provide resources and environmental services on which the
intergenerational well-being of humankind relies in a sustainable manner (OECD,
2011). According to United Nations Economic Social Commission for Asia and
Pacific (UNESCAP) “Green growth advocates growth in GDP that maintains or
restore environment quality and ecological integrity while meeting the public
needs with the lowest possible environment impact. It is a strategy that seeks
to maximize economic output while minimizing the ecological burdens[1]”.  It is a growth that is efficient in its use
of natural resources and minimizes the pollution and environmental impacts
(World Bank, 2012; OECD Ministerial Council meeting 2011a;Toman, 2012). Green
innovative technologies are one of the main strategies to achieve green growth
(World Bank, 2012).

Technological innovation,
which focuses on increasing efficiency and reducing waste is crucial to
increase productivity and reduce its impact on environment. Therefore,
exponential green growth is next to impossible without technological
innovation. The development of green technologies through appropriate
innovation policies (BIAC, 2010; OECD 2011b) is one of the main strategies. It
is important to ensure the low-carbon green technologies is an important source
to promote the green growth (BIAC, 2010; Stewart, 2011; Popp, 2011), and only
these technologies can reduce the cost of environmental risks (Popp, 2012).
These green technologies are used in the application of environmental science
to conserve the natural environment and various resources as well as to reduce
the negative impact of human activities (Kuan-Yeow Show, 2010; UNEP, 2010;
Rajvanshi, 2012).