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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17 June 2013
Christopher Beaton
Chris Beaton, Research and Communications Officer for IISD, discusses the impacts of fossil fuel subsidies, the challenges with removing them, and the path to reform, including an introduction to the Global Subsidy Initiative’s latest publication A Guidebook to Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform.
13 June 2013
Tools and Initiatives
Michael Funch
Michael Funch, Senior Advisor with the Nordic Council of Ministers, presents the new web magazine: “Green growth the Nordic Way” which explores what green growth means for the Nordic region, and gives concrete examples of a number of sustainable development projects under the Nordic Council of Ministers.
10 June 2013
Partner in Focus
Gunnar Köhlin
The Environment for Development initiative (EfD) is one of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s Knowledge Partners. Gunnar Köhlin, Associate Professor at the Environmental Economics Unit, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, introduces the EfD mission, its partners, and research projects, as part of a new GGKP “Partner in Focus” feature.
4 June 2013
Jan Corfee-Morlot
Jan Corfee-Morlot, Senior Policy Analyst and Environment and Development Team Leader, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, shares her insights on the OECD's recent publication "Putting Green Growth at the Heard of Development."
4 June 2013
Event Updates
Howard Bamsey
Howard Bamsey, the new Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute, discusses some exciting developments in the field of green growth, including the 2013 Global Green Growth Summit, taking place 10-11 June in Songdo, Korea.
2 June 2013
Event Updates
Tamaro Kane
Tamaro Kane, Special Assistant to the Chief Economist for Sustainable Development at the World Bank, writes about the GGKP's first Practitioners' Workshop taking place in Indonesia this week.
1 June 2013
Žiga Žarnić
Ziga Zarnic, of the OECD Environment Directorate, outlines the importance of establishing a common basis to build and mainstream a green growth measurement framework, and introduces the recent GGKP scoping paper "Moving towards a Common Approach on Green Growth Indicators."
30 May 2013
Anja von Moltke
Anja von Moltke, Acting Head of UNEP's Trade, Policy and Planning Unit, outlines the imperative for greening international trade, as presented in the new UNEP Report: "Green Economy and Trade - Trends, Challenges and Opportunities."
27 May 2013
Tools and Initiatives
Dagfinn Høybråten
Dagfinn Høybråten, the Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretary General, presents the Nordic Prime Prime Ministers' green growth initiative and explores what green growth “the Nordic Way” entails.
23 May 2013
Marcelo Giugale
Marcelo Giugale, the World Bank’s Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programs for Africa, discusses how to make growth greener without slowing it down.