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. 

6 February 2018
Michael Grubb, Nadia Ameli
The transition to a low carbon economy is a capital-intensive process requiring large scale finance combined with suitable low-carbon investment projects. There is no shortage of capital available globally – the financial sector encompasses more than EUR 100 trillion of assets globally – but several factors inhibit the expansion of private finance in low-carbon investment.
30 November 2017
Anja von Moltke
Trade is usually associated with economic growth and organizations such as the World Trade Organization. Why is this topic relevant to the work of UN Environment?
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.
19 September 2017
Ben Martin
Making the world’s energy and infrastructure safe and sustainable for the future is going to take money – lots of money. Are green bonds a sign that financial markets are starting to mobilise?
7 February 2017
Joëlle Noailly
While the world needs to invest massively in renewable technologies, such as solar or wind energy, to address climate change and the growing demand for energy, the key actors of this transition - small innovative cleantech companies - are having a hard time to get funded.
7 November 2016
Event Updates
Maha Skah

Are you a city-dweller, concerned about the challenges of urbanisation, resilience and inclusiveness?

21 April 2016
Brindusa Fidanza
Brindusa Fidanza, Founder and CEO of The Ground_Up Project, outlines why the new sustainable development goals can lead to a boom for business. The Ground_Up Association, a Swiss-based non-profit, is a partner in the GREEN-WIN project.
14 March 2016
Moustapha Kamal Gueye
The green economy can be an opportunity for women to gain their rightful place in the workforce. On Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day, ILO News talks with Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Policy specialist on Green Jobs at the ILO, to get first-hand information on innovative policies to enhance environmental sustainability and create decent employment opportunities.
18 December 2015
Edgar Hertwich
In this "Insights" blog post, Professor Edgar Hertwich discusses the new International Resource Panel "Green Energy Choices" report.
27 November 2015
Joëlle Noailly, Roger Smeets

Can small innovating firms drive the energy technological transition? Today, the electricity sector is responsible for 40% of the world’s CO2 emissions, twice as much as the transport sector.