The Copenhagen case is the first of OECD local green indicators studies. It identifies the drivers of progress for its clean-tech firms. And it shows how they can become a magnet for attracting investment to the country .The Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster (CCC) is a key contributor to the green transition of Denmark. However, despite strong development of the cluster firms, the clean-tech industry is now at the centre of intense global competition and strategic choices will be essential. The report provides guidance for the choices to be made; highlighting those areas where further efforts need to concentrate both from the private and public sectors. The report argues for the significant role local institutions have to play in implementing national agendas for the transition to a green growth economy and also sometimes push for change. Measurement of progress needs to take account of both ends of the ‘national-local’ continuum. The Copenhagen green dashboard shows the significance of measuring progress as an analytical strategy for development. As the City of Copenhagen and the Capital Region demonstrates, a lot can be achieved through cooperation between national and local stakeholders.
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Oecd Local Economic and Employment Development (leed) Working Paper Series
OECD Local Economic and Employment Development, 2012