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. 

7 July 2014

Traffic congestion, air pollution, accidents – the negative externalities from car transport are not just a popular field of economic research, but also a daily arduous reality for millions of commuters around the world.

24 June 2014
Event Updates
Rena Gashumba

This week, the transition to a green economy and other critical environmental issues are taking centre stage at the inaugural session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

24 June 2014
Tools and Initiatives
Simon Zadek, Nick Robins
UNEP's Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has produced a new paper and an open invitation to those with experience, expertise and interest to contribute to the Inquiry’s work and outcomes.
12 June 2014
Najib Saab
Najib Saab, Secretary General of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), GGKP's newest Knowledge Partner, discusses how green economy can help to navigate a sustainable transition in the Arab countries.
6 June 2014
Tools and Initiatives
Steven Stone
2014 is the year of the Small Islands Developing States – SIDS. Steven Stone, Chief, Economics and Trade Branch (UNEP) reflects upon the meaning of this particular class of countries, and the common challenges we all face.
5 June 2014
Carlo Carraro, Marianne Fay, Marzio Galeotti
The concept of environmental capital is thoroughly entrenched in policy discussions but largely missing from mainstream economic curriculum. This column by Carlo Cararro, Marianne Fay and Marzio Galeotti argues environmental externalities, climate change, and constraints on natural resources will constantly and deeply affect humankind’s future. The teaching of economics, especially growth economics, should stop ignoring them.
21 May 2014
Andrea Bassi, Louise Gallagher
WWF and KnowlEdge Srl (KE) review the existing methodologies and models being used to inform-decision making and craft an approach that merges existing knowledge to understand if there is a way to make use of the strengths of each tool in an integrated way.
16 May 2014
Moustapha Kamal Gueye
Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Policy Specialist on Green Jobs at the International Labour Organisation, explores the emerging evidence that green economies create jobs.
12 May 2014
Event Updates
Iain Henderson, Sean Kidney, Johan Kieft
Finance experts Iain Henderson and Johan Kieft, in Jakarta for the Forests Asia Summit; and Sean Kidney, at the Abu Dhabi UN Ascent, look into all the exciting around green bonds as a mechanism to finance sustainable land use.
8 May 2014
Event Updates
Scott A. Muller
Scott Muller of the LEDSGP working group on Sub-national Implementation shares some of the themes discussed during the parallel session on Sub-national Governance and Climate at the GGKP and Africa LEDS Partnership workshops in Kinshasa, DRC last April 2014.


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