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. 

20 June 2017
Partner in Focus
Peter Wooders, Cleo Verkuijl

Can the international trade system be a catalyst for reforming fossil fuel subsidies (FFSs) to help relieve the burden on the public purse, reduce local and global air pollution, improve energy security and tackle climate change? 

31 May 2017
Partner in Focus
Amy Daniels, Molly Hellmuth
A global survey of 50 companies found that 40% of hydropower operators see evidence of climate change already influencing their engineering and design measure to a large extent. Yet most hydropower facility investors and operators do not consider future climate conditions, nor do energy planners adequately assess climate change risks in power planning.
31 May 2017
Research
Sarah Booth

“We can’t introduce additional environmental policies. Won’t they negatively impact our economic growth?”

7 March 2017
Event Updates
Steven Stone

A lot has been said about the surprise results coming in from recent elections and referendums across the globe, and many point to the same thing: growing dissatisfaction and disenchantment with the status quo.

20 February 2017
Najib Saab
Was the chaos in the Arab region instigated by the early impacts of climate change and the fight on dwindling life-support resources, or just aggravated by these factors? A proper analysis demands a comprehensive overview of the background.
17 February 2017
Research
David Dodman

At a meeting of community organisations in Ibadan, Nigeria, local government officials and academics explored how to deal with the risks facing Africa's urban poor.

7 February 2017
Research
Sarah Best
A rush of innovation in off-grid energy markets linked to falling solar prices and mobile-enabled payment schemes has led to an upsurge in clean and affordable energy access for households in poor or remote communities. But how can this growth in household energy use be matched by 'productive uses' of energy (PUE) – powering local farms and enterprises and helping to build the economy?
7 February 2017
Research
Joëlle Noailly
While the world needs to invest massively in renewable technologies, such as solar or wind energy, to address climate change and the growing demand for energy, the key actors of this transition - small innovative cleantech companies - are having a hard time to get funded.
2 February 2017
Tools and Initiatives
Simon Zadek

Digital finance is the unexpected revolutionary – but which side will it take?

17 January 2017
Siddarthan Balasubramania , Dr. Prasoon Agarwal, Rohit Pathania

Karnataka is the fifth most industrialised state in India and among the top producers of cement and iron and steel.

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