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
Research
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 February 2017
Research
Sarah Best
A rush of innovation in off-grid energy markets linked to falling solar prices and mobile-enabled payment schemes has led to an upsurge in clean and affordable energy access for households in poor or remote communities. But how can this growth in household energy use be matched by 'productive uses' of energy (PUE) – powering local farms and enterprises and helping to build the economy?
7 February 2017
Research
Joëlle Noailly
While the world needs to invest massively in renewable technologies, such as solar or wind energy, to address climate change and the growing demand for energy, the key actors of this transition - small innovative cleantech companies - are having a hard time to get funded.
2 February 2017
Tools and Initiatives
Simon Zadek

Digital finance is the unexpected revolutionary – but which side will it take?

17 January 2017
Siddarthan Balasubramania , Dr. Prasoon Agarwal, Rohit Pathania

Karnataka is the fifth most industrialised state in India and among the top producers of cement and iron and steel.

31 May 2017
Miria Pigato

From instituting carbon taxes to strengthening social and economic resilience, finance ministers have access to a wide range of policy instruments with which to manage the effects of climate change.

14 December 2016
Research
Luis Mundaca, Lena Neij

What is a ‘Green Energy Economy’ (GEE)?

7 December 2016
Research
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.
28 November 2016
Event Updates
Remco Fischer
Remco Fischer, UNEP FI, discusses UNEP FI works at the interface between governments and the finance sector and has a critical role to play in the intergovernmental climate process.
21 November 2016
Research
Andrea Bassi, Jeremy Tamanini

With a deal ratified from the recent Paris Climate Conference, attention now turns to the difficult task of actually achieving national emissions reduction targets.

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