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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18 March 2019
Tools and Initiatives
Eunjoo Lee , Prof. Dr Edeltraud Guenther
How do we gear up sustainability thinking in Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs)? A recent study looks at three case studies of WWTPs in Germany from the managerial perspective, offering in-depth understanding of the status quo and possibility of improving environmental management in public organisations.
14 November 2018
Robert C. Brears
Faced with climate change and environmental degradation many cities are turning to Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) solutions to enhance climate resilience as well as restore the health of ecosystems. BGI is a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas, ranging in size from rain gardens right up to green streets, that are designed and managed to deliver a wide range of environmental, economic, and social benefits including improved water quality.
8 August 2018
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.
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.
18 April 2018
Robert C. Brears
Around the world, there is a transition towards the ‘circular economy’ that focuses on the 3Rs of reducing material consumption, reusing materials, and recovering materials from waste. In the context of water resources management, cities and their respective water utilities are beginning to promote the reduction of water consumption, reuse of water, and recovery of materials from wastewater.
12 February 2018
Lauren Hermanus
Pilot projects in India, Indonesia and South Africa showcase new approaches to filling service delivery gaps in marginalised communities. Many of these projects rethink the role of government, private sector companies and investors, and beneficiaries.
26 November 2017
Event Updates
Marianne Fay, Amanda McKee
Sustainable infrastructure will provide the services and foundation for growth that are needed to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity – but to get there, we must substantially increase financing for infrastructure in the developing world.
16 November 2017
Robert C. Brears
Governments around the world are pioneering innovative policies that reduce trade-offs and create positive synergies across and between the water, energy and food sectors.
4 September 2017
Event Updates
Dulika Rathnayake
Oceans cover three-quarters of the globe, and a staggering 80% of all life on Earth is found hidden beneath their waves. They also represent an enormous economic opportunity, which is why the “Ocean Economy” is driven by a combination of growing ocean-based industries, jobs and rising incomes as well as concerns about growing pressures on dwindling marine resources and response to climate change.
14 September 2016
Robert C. Brears
With the Asia-Pacific region rapidly urbanising and the vast majority of the region facing water scarcity, cities are likely to face water insecurity. To become water secure cities will need to balance rising demand for water with limited supplies.