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. 

9 January 2018
Ben Martin
The Green Economy Barometer is the Green Economy Coalition's annual stock-take of the global economy, charting the advances and setbacks on the road to a fairer, greener economy, and looking ahead to what's on the horizon.
19 December 2017
Annawati van Paddenburg
It is high time to prioritize peat! How do we create markets, blend finance and catalyze private sector 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?
29 November 2017
Steven Stone
At UN Environment, we like to think of 2018 as the year of consuming and producing sustainably, a chance to close the loop and bring circularity into our purchasing and consuming behavior.
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
Oshani Perera
The Sustainable Asset Valuation Facility can identify and price the broader co-benefits that sustainable infrastructure brings to a domestic economy, including enhanced GDP, avoided spending on pollution clean-up and public health services, job creation, opportunities to up-skill and more.
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.
21 November 2017
Sheng Fulai
"Making sure the Belt and Road Initiative is sustainable requires a myriad of tailored guidance, tools, best practices, and strategic thinking. It requires the active involvement of those with the knowledge and expertise to build green," says Sheng Fulai, Senior Economist at the UN Environment.
20 November 2017
Michael Mullan
"The underlying message of our paper is that infrastructure resilience requires a coordinated policy response to ensure that infrastructure owners and developers have the incentive and capacity to integrate resilience," says Michael Mullan, who leads the OECD's work on climate change adaptation.
16 November 2017
Pushpam Kumar
"The concept of natural capital is more relevant than ever, and we need better measurement and credible valuation of natural capital in order to integrate these natural assets into our everyday production and consumption decisions," says Pusham Kumar, Senior Economic Advisor at UN Environment.


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