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.
26 September 2018
Jakob Skovgaard, Harro van Asselt
Fossil fuel subsidies strain public budgets and contribute to climate change and local air pollution. But despite widespread agreement about the benefits of reforming fossil fuel subsidies, repeated international commitments to eliminate them, and valiant reform efforts by some countries, they persist.
29 June 2018
Jochen Hinkel

Sea-levels may rise substantially above 1 or even 2 meters during the 21st century. To what extent will coastal societies be able to adapt? Following the headlines, one easily gets the impression that sea-level rise will simply wash away coastal cities and small islands.

4 June 2018
Delia Paul
UN Environment has published the final report of its Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The report highlights progress towards a sustainable financial system, including an increase in green bonds, large-scale divestments from carbon-intensive projects, commitment to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and the development of national road maps for green and sustainable finance.
7 June 2016
Event Updates
Steven Stone

As I started my day on Friday, May 27th – the last day of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi – with a run through the Karura Forest Reserve, just behind the UN compound, I marveled at the broad African sky and all that bustled into l

15 February 2016
Tools and Initiatives
Shailly Kedia, Dr. Prasoon Agarwal, Anandajit Goswami, Ajith Radhakrishnan
A collaborative blog between GGGI and TERI experts, exploring options by which the Indian economy can move towards an inclusive green growth paradigm of development.
21 October 2015
Suzi Tart
Suzi Tart, OECD, discusses the new report Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Progress, which shows that current emissions trends are NOT in line with countries’ targets.
4 August 2015
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Over the last 20 years, economic growth has helped to lift almost a billion people out of extreme poverty. But 1 billion people are still extremely poor.

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.