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. 

25 July 2014
Research
Ron Benioff
Ron Benioff discusses the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) report "Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experiences", and the ways in which green growth can accelerate economic and social development.
16 July 2014
Research
Karthik Ganesan
Karthik Ganesan, Senior Research Associate at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), provides insights into the recently published study on 'Assessing Green Industrial Policy : The India experience'
11 July 2014
Event Updates
Amanda McKee
Amanda McKee, Communications and Outreach Officer with the GGKP, discusses the GGKP's recent participation in the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.
8 July 2014
GGKP News
Benjamin Simmons
Benjamin Simmons, Head of the GGKP, discusses the GGKP's new Annual Report which takes stock of the Platform's main accomplishments from its first two years of operation, and outlines key priorities in moving forward.
7 July 2014
Research

Traffic congestion, air pollution, accidents – the negative externalities from car transport are not just a popular field of economic research, but also a daily arduous reality for millions of commuters around the world.

24 June 2014
Event Updates
Rena Gashumba

This week, the transition to a green economy and other critical environmental issues are taking centre stage at the inaugural session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

24 June 2014
Tools and Initiatives
Simon Zadek, Nick Robins
UNEP's Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has produced a new paper and an open invitation to those with experience, expertise and interest to contribute to the Inquiry’s work and outcomes.
12 June 2014
Research
Najib Saab
Najib Saab, Secretary General of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), GGKP's newest Knowledge Partner, discusses how green economy can help to navigate a sustainable transition in the Arab countries.
6 June 2014
Tools and Initiatives
Steven Stone
2014 is the year of the Small Islands Developing States – SIDS. Steven Stone, Chief, Economics and Trade Branch (UNEP) reflects upon the meaning of this particular class of countries, and the common challenges we all face.
5 June 2014
Research
Carlo Carraro, Marianne Fay, Marzio Galeotti
The concept of environmental capital is thoroughly entrenched in policy discussions but largely missing from mainstream economic curriculum. This column by Carlo Cararro, Marianne Fay and Marzio Galeotti argues environmental externalities, climate change, and constraints on natural resources will constantly and deeply affect humankind’s future. The teaching of economics, especially growth economics, should stop ignoring them.

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