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. 

16 March 2018
Jennifer Temmer
What do Hawaii, Kelowna, Baltimore and Winnipeg have in common? Not much, you might think. But actually, each of these places is working in their own way on a system to track how well their citizens are doing against specific indicators.
9 February 2018
Sara Jane O'Neill
Local governments are improving how they identify, value, and manage their natural assets by incorporating them into financial and asset management planning decisions. But what about the portions of natural assets not owned or managed by local governments?
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.
24 November 2017
Stephanie Cairns
Municipal natural asset management: how to integrate consideration of natural capital into the major service delivery decisions made by local governments.
17 February 2017
David Dodman

At a meeting of community organisations in Ibadan, Nigeria, local government officials and academics explored how to deal with the risks facing Africa's urban poor.

7 December 2016
Sara Castro
Today, consumption trends show that our preferences can move upwards towards sustainability, but it isn’t a straight path. As we develop, our consumption preferences change departing from our traditions and roots. But as we grow in our awareness and learning on the impacts of our consumption choices, we tend to return to our roots, building on these through research, innovation and technology. While we always imagined our journey to sustainable development as a linear set of steps. Instead, we can now begin to think of it as journey on a spiral staircase.
14 November 2016
Anna Walnycki
Anna Walnycky, IIED, discusses the new urban agenda as a unique opportunity for state authorities at all levels to realise the human rights of all inhabitants.
7 November 2016
Event Updates
Maha Skah

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

13 July 2016
Joan Clos

If urbanisation is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, with some 70% of the world’s population forecasted to live in cities by 2050, then urbanisation in Africa – and the ways in which that growth occurs – marks one of the most significant opportunities for achieving glob

7 July 2015
Stefanos Fotiou
In this blog, Stefanos Fotiou, UNEP, discusses the future of cities and the relation between cities, environment, markets and lifestyles.