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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28 May 2018
Jun Rentschler
A new book explores the complex economics and politics of fossil fuel subsidies, and distils key principles for designing and implementing of effective reforms. Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity (Routledge).
28 May 2018
Saurabh Trivedi, Gireesh Shrimali
A recent study by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), creates a case for municipal entities to promote rooftop solar in India by issuing green bonds in capital markets.
25 May 2018
Anabel González
There is positive energy coming from several regions of the world in the form of renewed and pro-active leadership on preferential trade agreements (PTAs) on the part of the European Union (EU), Japan and Africa. This energy is welcome as it is a source of global cooperation, but more is needed to make sure it complements the multilateral trading system.
24 May 2018
John S. Odell
A new trade policy approach can help high-polluting countries make their national mitigation policies more effective and thus promote green growth.
24 May 2018
Javier Capapé
Environmental investments make up just 1% of the assets of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). As these public institutional investors have the capacity to deploy enormous capital to green long-term investments, how can they be encouraged to join – and lead – the transition to a low-carbon economy?
23 May 2018
Caroline Ott
Imagine you work for a government agency or philanthropy that wants to support climate mitigation projects (e.g., solar energy installations, building efficiency upgrades). You have a grant budget of $50 million to invest anywhere in the world, and you want to invest in projects that reduce the most greenhouse gas emissions. Where do you put your money, and how do you know that you’re getting the best bang for your buck?
23 May 2018
Event Updates
Ben Groom, Thomas Sterner
Ben Groom and Thomas Sterner discuss the influence of Environmental & Resource Economist (ERE) research on policy in advance of the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) taking place from 25-29 June in Gothenburg, Sweden.
11 May 2018
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.