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. 

29 July 2016
Carlo Carraro

In September 2015, the UN Assembly unanimously approved its new Sustainable Development Goals.

13 July 2016
Joan Clos

If urbanisation is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, with some 70% of the world’s population forecasted to live in cities by 2050, then urbanisation in Africa – and the ways in which that growth occurs – marks one of the most significant opportunities for achieving glob

23 June 2016
Virginie Le Masson
New research conducted by Practical Action Consulting in India, Kenya and Peru explores the benefits and challenges of pursuing climate compatible development from a gender perspective.
21 June 2016
Christopher Beaton

For a long time, the international community has talked about the benefits that can be created by removing wasteful fossil-fuel subsidies and freeing up expenditure for more worthwhile things—but little analysis has looked at how this works out in practice.

20 June 2016
Event Updates
Edward B. Barbier
On 24 June the GGKP hosted a policy session on "Linking Research and Policymaking for Inclusive Green Growth" as part of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). In this Q&A, Professor Edward Barbier, who spoke at the GGKP's policy session at EAERE, shares his thoughts on how research can inform and shape policy-making to deliver inclusive green growth on the ground.
17 June 2016
Benjamin Simmons

The second half of 2015 yielded two critical global agreements relevant to green growth that will shape the work of governments and global institutions in the coming years, if not decades.

10 June 2016
Mike Wilson

Thirty years ago, as concerns grew in Sweden about pollution appearing downstream from pulp and paper mills, local firms developed chlorine-free pulp bleaching technologies. These technologies helped protect fish and ecosystems.

7 June 2016
Event Updates
Steven Stone

As I started my day on Friday, May 27th – the last day of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi – with a run through the Karura Forest Reserve, just behind the UN compound, I marveled at the broad African sky and all that bustled into l

3 June 2016
Event Updates
Ibnu Budiman

The European Commission research programs in partnership with Udayana University and the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund recently conducted an international workshop in Bali to discuss a wide range of issues related to bioenergy.

19 May 2016
Jean-Frédéric Morin, Guillaume Beaumier

The US government argues that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), concluded last October with 11 other Pacific Rim countries, “includes the most robust enforceable environment commitments of any trade agreement in history.” But is this really the case?


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