Received: 2020-07-15  |  Accepted: 2020-11-09  |  Published: 2020-12-30

Title

Green growth assessment discourse on evaluation indices in the European Union


Abstract

Investigating green growth is a continuing scientific concern within academia, governments, and international organizations in recent years. This paper analyzes the discourse on green growth assessment methods. There are three primary aims of this study: 1. To identify factors influencing or stimulating green growth. 2. To analyze sets, frameworks, and indices of green growth indicators designed by international organizations and scientists. 3. To develop the Green Growth evaluation Index and to validate it on the assessment of green growth status of the European Union countries. The methodological approach taken in this study is a mixed methodology based on data analysis, generalization, and index assessment. The study offers important insights into the discourse on green growth evaluation, analyzes green growth measurement tools, and provides the Green Growth Index which can be applied to evaluate green growth in developing and developed countries. Secondary data have been collected from Eurostat, the World Bank databases, and UNDP Human Development Reports for the year 2018. The results show that green growth is uneven in the European countries; the Green Growth Index and all three pillars vary between countries due to the fact that several countries lag behind all the indicators included in the Green Growth Index.


Keywords

green economy, green growth, assessment methods, economic evaluation, green growth index, European Union


JEL classifications

O44 , O47 , Q56 , Q57


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/703


DOI


Pages

360-369


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Šneiderienė, Agnė
Klaipėda University, Klaipėda, Lithuania https://www.ku.lt
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Viederytė, Rasa
Klaipėda University, Klaipėda, Lithuania https://www.ku.lt
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Abele, Lilita
Liepaja University, Liepāja, Latvia https://www.liepu.lv
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

8


Number

2


Issue date

December 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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