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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21 November 2017
Sheng Fulai
"Making sure the Belt and Road Initiative is sustainable requires a myriad of tailored guidance, tools, best practices, and strategic thinking. It requires the active involvement of those with the knowledge and expertise to build green," says Sheng Fulai, Senior Economist at the UN Environment.
20 November 2017
Michael Mullan
"The underlying message of our paper is that infrastructure resilience requires a coordinated policy response to ensure that infrastructure owners and developers have the incentive and capacity to integrate resilience," says Michael Mullan, who leads the OECD's work on climate change adaptation.
16 November 2017
Pushpam Kumar
"The concept of natural capital is more relevant than ever, and we need better measurement and credible valuation of natural capital in order to integrate these natural assets into our everyday production and consumption decisions," says Pusham Kumar, Senior Economic Advisor at UN Environment.
16 November 2017
Steven King
The "Experimental Ecosystem Accounting" in Uganda project generated a set of natural capital accounts that can support knowledge-based policymaking for improved biodiversity management.
16 November 2017
Robert C. Brears
Governments around the world are pioneering innovative policies that reduce trade-offs and create positive synergies across and between the water, energy and food sectors.
9 November 2017
Alexander Pfeiffer
"Stranded (carbon) assets are highly relevant to discussions on sustainable infrastructure. Any investment in infrastructure that does not consider future developments such as decarbonization will risk becoming stranded and hence a liability to investors," says Alexander Pfeiffer, PhD candidate at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
11 October 2017
Scott McFatridge, Mercedes Marcano, Jordann Thirgood
The transition to a green economy is happening irrespective of government direction. It’s being driven by citizens and business and by global trends. Policymakers need to anticipate these impacts and ensure that policies and programs are in place to harness the full strength of the workforce.
16 October 2017
Scott McFatridge, Mercedes Marcano, Jordann Thirgood
To make the most of Ontario’s green transition, governments, employers, unions and non-profit organizations should work together to develop a comprehensive “Just Transition Strategy” that addresses decent work considerations at all stages.
1 November 2017
Álvaro Cedeño Molinari
His excellency Ambassador Alvaro Cedeño Molinari is the current Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has graciously accepted to share with the GGKP his statement from the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council Meeting on 24 October 2017 on the future of world trade.
28 September 2017
Andrea Bassi
The Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) facility brings sustainable development knowledge from UN roundtables to the desks of infrastructure investors.