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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29 April 2019
Tools and Initiatives
Molly Hellmuth, Joanne Potter
The implementation of climate resilient low-emission development (LED) strategies is essential for ensuring the integrity and performance of LED programs and projects in the face of evolving climate impacts. However, most LED planners do not yet routinely consider the potential impacts of climate change, such as risks associated with extreme weather events or climate trends. Fortunately, in the past several years, a variety of tools have been developed by development partners (e.g., USAID, World Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank) that planners can now use to determine whether and to what extent climate change may impact their investments.
1 March 2019
Research
Mary Njenga , Ruth Mendum
New technologies and smart business models could turn waste into a veritable gold mine of opportunity for African women.
22 January 2019
Diying Wu
The global electric vehicle (EV) market continues to power up, with potential global sales of 11 million in 2025. The two case studies described in this blog illustrate examples of policy stickiness and policy ambition.
19 November 2018
Nicholas Howarth
Nicholas Howarth presented his paper Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia at the GGKP's Sixth Annual Conference, which focused on the theme of "Inclusive solutions for the green transition: Competitiveness, jobs/skills and social dimensions". Nicholas Howarth leads research on energy productivity at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC).
16 November 2018
Research
Christina Wong
Dr. Christina Wong, Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, presented her paper The Social and Environmental Dimensions of China’s Spatial Planning System at the GGKP's Sixth Annual Conference, held in conjunction with the OECD's 2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD) on the theme of "Inclusive solutions for the green transition: Competitiveness, jobs/skills and social dimensions" on 27-28 November 2018 in Paris, France
8 November 2018
Nicholas Evans
The Spanish government unveiled a bold plan to close its coalmines by the end of 2018. Displaced workers will receive opportunities to re-train for jobs in cutting-edge green industries and former coal communities will benefit from environmental restoration programmes. Managing labour market transitions in the shift to a green economy was a central theme of the Sixth GGKP Annual Conference, held in conjunction with the OECD's 2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD) on "Inclusive solutions for the green transition: Competitiveness, jobs/skills and social dimensions" on 27-28 November 2018 in Paris, France.
26 September 2018
Jakob Skovgaard, Harro van Asselt
Fossil fuel subsidies strain public budgets and contribute to climate change and local air pollution. But despite widespread agreement about the benefits of reforming fossil fuel subsidies, repeated international commitments to eliminate them, and valiant reform efforts by some countries, they persist.
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.
28 June 2018
Vinit Atal, Gireesh Shrimali
Researchers have developed a five-step methodology for central and state level government agencies looking to provide financial risk mitigation interventions to improve the credit profile of renewable energy projects in India.
25 June 2018
Sheng Fulai
"It is necessary to ensure that the economic, social and environmental implications of potential infrastructure projects are considered holistically from the earliest stages of planning and development. It is also essential for ensuring coordination between different infrastructure sectors such as transport, energy and water," says Fulai Sheng, Senior Economist at UN Environment.

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