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. 

11 May 2018
Research
Edward B. Barbier
It is time to rethink the global approach to saving the world’s remaining biodiversity and habitats. Edward B. Barbier proposes creating a new Global Agreement on Biodiversity (GAB) modeled after the 2015 Paris Climate Change Accord.
11 May 2018
Ben Martin
New Zealand is at the forefront of a radical shift in economic thinking. The aim is simple: to elevate natural and social value alongside financial wealth in government planning.
7 May 2018
Russ Stoddard
Forget Bitcoin. Blockchain can authenticate a richer, more accurate global ledger of a company’s actual social and environmental performance, providing society with a more realistic assessment of its impact.
18 April 2018
Robert C. Brears
Around the world, there is a transition towards the ‘circular economy’ that focuses on the 3Rs of reducing material consumption, reusing materials, and recovering materials from waste. In the context of water resources management, cities and their respective water utilities are beginning to promote the reduction of water consumption, reuse of water, and recovery of materials from wastewater.
18 April 2018
Sinem Demir, Ernesto Lopez-Cordova, Etienne Kechichian
Eco-industrial parks are an emerging contributor to an environmentally and socially sustainable, and economically sound industrial development. The World Bank Group, UNIDO and GIZ have developed a common framework for understanding eco-industrial parks.
17 April 2018
Najib Saab
As the cost of producing electricity from solar panels and wind turbines continues to decline, every dollar invested today yields an additional 25 to 75 percent return in kilowatts, compared to five years ago. Where do Arab countries stand in view of these developments?
10 April 2018
Research
Jaime de Melo, Adrien Corneille
Over the coming century, Sub-Saharan Africa will face considerable challenges related to climate change, natural resource depletion and poverty traps, and accelerated urbanisation, which, in turn, will drive up the region’s carbon footprint. These challenges call for greater commitments by OECD countries to address the mismatch between contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and climate burden, halt natural resource depletion, and to support low-carbon urbanization in SSA.
5 April 2018
John Moorhead
Project Drawdown brought together a qualified and diverse group of researchers to identify, research and model the most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These range from bioplastics to artificial leafs to building automation, clean cookstoves, coastal wetlands, living buildings, cows walking on beaches, and more.
3 April 2018
Benoit Lefevre
The thriving cities of tomorrow will be sustainable cities. To make our cities more healthy, prosperous and sustainable, while reducing carbon emissions, we must close the gap between cities’ growing demand for more sustainable urban services and their ability to access innovative solutions and financing options.
26 March 2018
Oliver Greenfield
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has released a report on the state of biodiversity. Oliver Greenfield, Convenor of the Green Economy Coalition, responds : “The report is powerful and compelling. But it does not go far enough into the cause of nature’s decline, which is that our current ‘brown’ economic system is geared towards rapacious expansion and is blind to its dependence on nature."

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