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. 

21 October 2015
Research
Suzi Tart
Suzi Tart, OECD, discusses the new report Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Progress, which shows that current emissions trends are NOT in line with countries’ targets.
5 October 2015
Event Updates
Steven Stone
Steven Stone, UNEP, discusses his impressions from the recent UN Summit for Sustainable Development in New York. The blog celebrates two milestones: the launching of the updated and expanded report on "Uncovering Pathways towards an Inclusive Green Economy: A Summary for Leaders"; and yje launching of a call for expressions of interest for countries wishing to join the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).
30 September 2015
Marius Hasenheit
Marius Hasenheit, Ecologic Institute, discusses the Network for Green Economy Indicators project which has developed a systematic and consistent overview of the existing efforts to measure sustainable development and the transformation to a green economy.
28 September 2015
Carlo Carraro
Carlo Carraro, discusses the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the preliminary results of FEEM's new APPS – Assessment, Projections and Policy for Sustainable Development Goals.
16 September 2015
Jason Potts
Jason Potts, IISD, discusses the role of voluntary sustainability standards in fulfilling Sustainable Development Goal 12.
4 September 2015
Yvo de Boer
Yvo de Boer, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute, discusses how a lack of investment is still holding clean technologies back and why businesses need to work together with policymakers to shift the status quo.
1 September 2015
Research
Carlo Carraro
GGKP Advisory Committee Co-chair, Carlo Carraro, discusses the fiscal implications of climate change and how climate change through the damage it causes and its impacts on growth can be fiscal problem, which in the long run poses serious obstacles to the sustainability of public finances.
18 August 2015
Event Updates
Claudia Martinez
Claudia Martinez, discusses some of the concepts behind CDKN Colombia's recent workshop to explore and aid understanding of green growth and climate compatible development in Eastern Antioquia.
11 August 2015
Data
Geurt van de Kerk

It will be Green Growth or No Growth at all, in the not too distant future. Which one is up to us? A bold statement? Not at all.

7 August 2015
Research
Peter Wooders
The downturn in oil prices over the past year has hit Nigeria’s public budget hard. When money is tight, governments should first phase out programmes that are expensive and have low benefit to their intended beneficiaries. Subsidising gasoline fits the bill perfectly. The IISD's Peter Wooders discusses the need for subsidies reform in Nigeria.

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