Benjamin Simmons

GGKP's first two years - Milestones and achievements

29 January 2015 to 30 January 2015

Call for Abstracts and GGKP Annual Conference

Research

GGBP report details benefits from the adoption of green growth policies

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Green Growth Across the Globe

GGKP’s mission is to enhance and expand efforts to identify and address knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Explore our green growth map to find country-specific data, resources, policies and projects.

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Insights

How should we think about the benefits of green growth?

Russell Bishop

Senior Economic Advisor, GGGI Ethiopia Country Program

Russell Bishop is a Senior Economic Advisor for the Global Green Growth Institutes Ethiopia country program. His work experience prior to GGGI was in the UK’s Government Economic Service first working on UK fiscal policy and subsequently for the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC).  At the CCC he was involved in the formulation of the UK’s legally binding greenhouse gas emission targets and the assessment of climate change policy.

How can green growth accelerate economic and social development?

Ron Benioff

Director, Multilateral Programs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Director, Green Growth Best Practice and LEDS Global Partnership

Ron Benioff is the Director of Multilateral Programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In this capacity, he serves as Director of the Green Growth Best Practices Initiative (GGBP), where he leads the engagement of over 75 authors around the world in evaluation of effective practices with green growth analysis, planning, and implementation.  Ron also serves as Director of the LEDS Global Partnership through which he coordinates activities of the partnership across the regional platforms, topical working groups, and more than 120 member institutions. Ron also manages NREL's work as operating agent for the Clean Energy Solutions Center, a Clean Energy Ministerial and UN-Energy Initiative that provides clean energy policy resources, expert advice, and training to countries around the world.  In addition, he manages NREL’s work to build the knowledge management system and design energy services together with UNEP for the Climate Technology Center and Network.  Prior to joining NREL in 1997, he worked at the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency for 11 years on climate change and waste management issues. 

India needs to pause and reboot its green industrial policy

Karthik Ganesan

Senior Research Associate, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

Karthik Ganesan is a Senior Research Associate at CEEW, India. He leads the research efforts in the area of energy access and the future energy consumption pathways of rural India, and the opportunities for industrial energy efficiency gains. His focus has been to bring quantitative techniques from other domains, such as consumer choice models and system dynamics modelling to provide a holistic understanding of the various factors that influence energy policy and their impact in turn, on development and sustainability.

Prior to his association with CEEW he has worked on an array of projects in collaboration with various international institutions, with a focus on technology and environmental valuation. His published (and under review) works include the Power Sector Expansion Plans in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Regional governance challenges (ADB), Carbon Capture and Storage Potential for SE Asia (ADB), Valuation of Health Impact of Air pollution from Thermal Power Plants (ADB), Metropolitan Siting of Nuclear Reactors (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis) and India’s Energy Conundrum – What the future holds (World Scientific). 

Research Programmes

The fiscal instruments research committee examines the challenges and opportunities associated with reforming environmentally perverse fiscal measures and provides policy guidance on an effective design and implementation of fiscal instruments for a green economic transition.

The trade and competitiveness research committee examines the effects of green growth policies on the patterns and volume of trade, on national and firm competitiveness, and on employment. This work stream, in the initial stages, is prioritizing the identification of data gaps and potential options for addressing them, particularly in developing countries.

The metrics and indicators research committee is first taking stock of existing green growth metrics – in terms of both coverage and methodology at the country level – and then identifying the main gaps and opportunities for new efforts in data collection, methodological work and indicator development.

The technology and innovation research committee explores the relationship between technology and behavioural change, ways to foster green creativity and entrepreneurship, barriers to the diffusion and adaptation of green technologies in developing countries, and policy instruments for promoting green innovation and technology diffusion.

Affiliated Programmes

The World Bank's "Data and Decision-Making Tools for Green Growth" initiative seeks to help the organization and its client countries to make investment and planning decisions that manage the deep uncertainty and disagreement associated with climate change, development patterns and other trends.
The Green Growth Best Practices (GGBP) initiative was set up to accelerate learning and to inform the design of green growth programmes, by undertaking an analysis of early experiences. GGBP engaged 75 authors in evaluating practices and lessons from cases of green growth programmes and strategies.

Latest Resources

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), ESCAP Pacific Office (EPO)

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