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. 

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.
15 September 2014
Event Updates
Raouf Dabbas
In the run-up to the 3rd Eco-Cities Forum to be held in Jordan, 18-20 October 2014, Raouf Dabbas, Senior Advisor in Jordan’s Ministry of Environment, outlines the potential for green growth to generate new and sustainable business opportunities for our cities.
8 May 2014
Event Updates
Scott A. Muller
Scott Muller of the LEDSGP working group on Sub-national Implementation shares some of the themes discussed during the parallel session on Sub-national Governance and Climate at the GGKP and Africa LEDS Partnership workshops in Kinshasa, DRC last April 2014.
27 August 2013
Stephane Hallegatte
Stéphane Hallegatte, Senior Economist with the World Bank, presents new research from the World Bank and the OECD on how climate change, rapid urbanization, and subsiding land are putting the world's coastal cities at increasing risk of dangerous and costly flooding.