Insights Blog

The GGKP has access to the world's leading practitioners and experts on green growth. Our Insights Blog provides a place for you to tap into their latest thinking, including around recent research, new projects and upcoming events. Our latest blogs are listed below. 

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9 August 2018
Ashleigh McLennan
"One of the most direct ways that government can incentivize the transition to a circular economy is supporting circular businesses and business models through its own spending," says Ashleigh McLennan, Sustainable Procurement and Economy Officer at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.
8 August 2018
Research
Jiao Wang
World Resource Institute (WRI) experts used the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas to map and analyse water stress in China. The Aqueduct methodology, alongside policies that cap annual water usage, increase irrigation efficiency and protect water quality, are helping the country manage its water supply.
26 July 2018
Research
Sara Jane O'Neill
Natural assets provide many of the same services to communities as engineered assets but are generally not accounted for and/or are undervalued in asset management practices.
25 July 2018
Will Bugler
Sixteen leading banks, UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Acclimatise, have published new methodologies that help banks understand how the physical risks and opportunities of a changing climate might affect their loan portfolios.
24 July 2018
Gonzalo Alcalde
In 2012 a UN Environment-GIZ study recognized Peru’s potential “to become a leader and a model for other countries to follow in their transition to a green economy”, focusing on the biodiversity-based industry and bio-trade. Where does Peru's transition to a green economy stand now?
16 July 2018
Event Updates
Joy Aeree Kim
"The reporting under the SDG12c indicator will be the first attempt to systemically monitor fossil fuel subsidies to both consumption and production sides, based on national data of 193 UN member countries and collected by an internationally agreed methodology," says Joy Kim, Climate Change Expert at UN Environment.
16 July 2018
Event Updates
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi
"There is a need to introduce sound and responsible policies and practices from fish to dish. What type of policies and practices are we talking about?" Hear more from Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
13 July 2018
Research
Lindsay C. Stringer
Effective action on climate change needs us to make sure that the efforts of one group aren’t undermined by those of another. In the policy realm, this means we need policies to work together across different sectors, rather than against one another. Working out how we can achieve these things in a coherent manner across policy sectors presents a substantial governance challenge.
13 July 2018
Steven Stone
UN Environment has launched a new initiative to unite with communities of faith to repair our common home - #Faith4Earth. Reaching out to the literally hundreds of millions of people who find their home and strengthen their resolve to act in these communities of faith.
29 June 2018
Research
Jochen Hinkel

Sea-levels may rise substantially above 1 or even 2 meters during the 21st century. To what extent will coastal societies be able to adapt? Following the headlines, one easily gets the impression that sea-level rise will simply wash away coastal cities and small islands.

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