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. 

22 August 2016
Event Updates
Andrew Norton, Yvo de Boer
Yvo de Boer, GGGI, discusses wetland protection in South Africa to scrapping fossil fuel subsidies in Indonesia, the best climate policies are pro-poor
16 August 2016
Steve Bass, Thomas Nielsen, Inhee Chung

In December 2015, one of us was in Paris for the first working day after the historic climate change agreements. The Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurria, had called a group together to “begin the task of changing economies so that t

4 August 2016
Event Updates
Yvo de Boer
Global Green Growth Institute director-general Yvo de Boer highlights three ways to help countries make the transition to sustainable development and deliver on the Paris Agreement and other global goals.
3 August 2016
Tools and Initiatives
Pushpam Kumar

With the endorsement of a resolution on Sustainable Management of Natural Capital for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction during the recently held United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, a new era of correcting the compass to measure sustainable human well-being has begun

29 July 2016
Carlo Carraro

In September 2015, the UN Assembly unanimously approved its new Sustainable Development Goals.

13 July 2016
Joan Clos

If urbanisation is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, with some 70% of the world’s population forecasted to live in cities by 2050, then urbanisation in Africa – and the ways in which that growth occurs – marks one of the most significant opportunities for achieving glob

23 June 2016
Virginie Le Masson
New research conducted by Practical Action Consulting in India, Kenya and Peru explores the benefits and challenges of pursuing climate compatible development from a gender perspective.
21 June 2016
Christopher Beaton

For a long time, the international community has talked about the benefits that can be created by removing wasteful fossil-fuel subsidies and freeing up expenditure for more worthwhile things—but little analysis has looked at how this works out in practice.

20 June 2016
Event Updates
Edward B. Barbier
On 24 June the GGKP hosted a policy session on "Linking Research and Policymaking for Inclusive Green Growth" as part of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). In this Q&A, Professor Edward Barbier, who spoke at the GGKP's policy session at EAERE, shares his thoughts on how research can inform and shape policy-making to deliver inclusive green growth on the ground.
17 June 2016
Benjamin Simmons

The second half of 2015 yielded two critical global agreements relevant to green growth that will shape the work of governments and global institutions in the coming years, if not decades.


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