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. 

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.
19 September 2017
Ben Martin
Making the world’s energy and infrastructure safe and sustainable for the future is going to take money – lots of money. Are green bonds a sign that financial markets are starting to mobilise?
19 September 2017
Chris Hopkins
With our ecosystems, our climate, and our societies all straining to cope with the economic pressures of the 21st century, the need for green economies is more urgent that ever before. This primer charts the journey and latest thinking on what green economy means in 2017 - with lots of handy links if you're interested in learning more.
4 September 2017
Event Updates
Dulika Rathnayake
Oceans cover three-quarters of the globe, and a staggering 80% of all life on Earth is found hidden beneath their waves. They also represent an enormous economic opportunity, which is why the “Ocean Economy” is driven by a combination of growing ocean-based industries, jobs and rising incomes as well as concerns about growing pressures on dwindling marine resources and response to climate change.
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?”

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