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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25 January 2018
Luis Mundaca
In Scandinavia, behavioural economics is increasingly applied in the context of green energy economy policy analysis. What can it tell us?
11 January 2018
In 2017, the Ground_Up team ran a pilot internship program that aimed to develop green advisory skills among university students. A replicable internship package has since been developed with details about the internship process, curriculum, a green business model survey, a sustainable business model canvas, and an internship report template.
9 January 2018
Ben Martin
The Green Economy Barometer is the Green Economy Coalition's annual stock-take of the global economy, charting the advances and setbacks on the road to a fairer, greener economy, and looking ahead to what's on the horizon.
19 December 2017
Annawati van Paddenburg
It is high time to prioritize peat! How do we create markets, blend finance and catalyze private sector investment?
20 December 2017
Adrien Vogt-Schilb
Climate change has the potential to disrupt labor markets in the region both directly (through events such as floods, hurricanes, heat waves, and changes in precipitation patterns) and indirectly (through changes in regulations and policies meant to fight climate change, such as green taxes or emission reduction policies). The good news is that evidence suggests that transitioning to a zero-carbon economy will result in a net creation of jobs.
30 November 2017
Anja von Moltke
Trade is usually associated with economic growth and organizations such as the World Trade Organization. Why is this topic relevant to the work of UN Environment?
29 November 2017
Steven Stone
At UN Environment, we like to think of 2018 as the year of consuming and producing sustainably, a chance to close the loop and bring circularity into our purchasing and consuming behavior.
26 November 2017
Event Updates
Marianne Fay, Amanda McKee
Sustainable infrastructure will provide the services and foundation for growth that are needed to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity – but to get there, we must substantially increase financing for infrastructure in the developing world.
24 November 2017
Oshani Perera
The Sustainable Asset Valuation Facility can identify and price the broader co-benefits that sustainable infrastructure brings to a domestic economy, including enhanced GDP, avoided spending on pollution clean-up and public health services, job creation, opportunities to up-skill and more.
24 November 2017
Stephanie Cairns
Municipal natural asset management: how to integrate consideration of natural capital into the major service delivery decisions made by local governments.