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. 

10 June 2016
Mike Wilson

Thirty years ago, as concerns grew in Sweden about pollution appearing downstream from pulp and paper mills, local firms developed chlorine-free pulp bleaching technologies. These technologies helped protect fish and ecosystems.

19 May 2016
Jean-Frédéric Morin, Guillaume Beaumier

The US government argues that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), concluded last October with 11 other Pacific Rim countries, “includes the most robust enforceable environment commitments of any trade agreement in history.” But is this really the case?

23 March 2016
Shardul Agrawala, Tomasz Koźluk
Shardul Agrawala and Tomasz Koźluk OECD Environment Directorate discuss how productivity is generally not negatively affected by the introduction of more stringent environmental policies.
16 September 2015
Jason Potts
Jason Potts, IISD, discusses the role of voluntary sustainability standards in fulfilling Sustainable Development Goal 12.
12 May 2015
Marianne Fay, Tamaro Kane, Adrien Vogt-Schilb
In this "Insights" blog post, the World Bank looks at what it would take to decarbonize the world economy by 2100 in a way that is compatible with countries’ broader development goals.
11 May 2015
Event Updates
Steven Stone
Steven Stone of UNEP reflects on the recent High Level Arab Forum for Sustainable Development and the upcoming Third International Conference on Financing for Development, drawing lessons on how countries can harness the power of financial markets to drive sustainability forward.
18 December 2014
Maroussia Klep
Marouissa Kelp of the OECD presents new research showing that well-designed green policies not only secure long-term wellbeing, but can uphold current productivity levels too.
15 December 2014
Jaime de Melo, Mariana Vijil
Negotiations towards a Climate Treaty are picking up. This blog post argues that the ongoing negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) are a small but meaningful test for following up on progress towards meeting the requirements that will be necessary for a meaningful Climate Treaty.
24 November 2014
Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato
Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Misato Sato explain the findings of their latest report, ‘The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness’, produced as part of the Grantham Research Institute’s programme on ‘Growth and the economy’, sponsored by the Global Green Growth Institute.
17 November 2014
Eleanor Bell
Eleanor Bell, DCED, discusses corporate social responsibility and options for ensuring greener practices for private sector development.