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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15 March 2018
Najib Saab
"Fighting corruption alone can save money beyond what Arab countries need to fill the gap in the additional funds needed to achieve sustainable development goals," says Najib Saab is Secretary General of Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED).
25 February 2018
Megha Sud
"The mainstreaming of biodiversity depends on coherent policies across sectors," says Megha Sud, policy researcher at the Environment Division of the OECD. It also requires better, up-to-date data to inform policy responses, incentive reform, and strong links to other development objectives.
13 February 2018
Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati
Data and information are paving the way for a great revolution in governance of our natural resources, but they are remarkably absent from the formal discussions and negotiations that move the global conservation agenda through multilateral processes.
12 February 2018
Lauren Hermanus
Pilot projects in India, Indonesia and South Africa showcase new approaches to filling service delivery gaps in marginalised communities. Many of these projects rethink the role of government, private sector companies and investors, and beneficiaries.
9 February 2018
Sara Jane O'Neill
Local governments are improving how they identify, value, and manage their natural assets by incorporating them into financial and asset management planning decisions. But what about the portions of natural assets not owned or managed by local governments?
6 February 2018
Michael Wilkins
"As the appetite for green finance grows in both public and private markets, there will likely be more opportunities for capital availability via blended finance," says Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings.
6 February 2018
Michael Grubb, Nadia Ameli
The transition to a low carbon economy is a capital-intensive process requiring large scale finance combined with suitable low-carbon investment projects. There is no shortage of capital available globally – the financial sector encompasses more than EUR 100 trillion of assets globally – but several factors inhibit the expansion of private finance in low-carbon investment.
9 February 2018
Eoin Sinnott
"Natural Capital in Carolina's Kitchen" is the first in a series of blogs focused on natural capital, including national strategies for integrating natural capital into development plans and actions to scale up investment in ecological infrastructure.
1 February 2018
Rafael Leal-Arcas
"Trade agreements have tremendous potential as legal instruments to help mitigate climate change and drive and deliver sustainable energy," says Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas of Queen Mary University of London, "but many questions need to be answered."
25 January 2018
Jörg Peters, Luciane Lenz
"We should think about ways to develop smart subsidies for solar electricity, accompanied by careful cost-benefit mechanisms to plan how and where to extend the grid," says Jörg Peters and Luciane Lenz – winners of the Best Paper Award at the Fifth GGKP Annual Conference.