The Sixth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will take place from 27-29 November 2018 in conjunction with the OECD's 2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD) in Paris, France. It will focus on the theme of "Inclusive solutions for the green transition: Competitiveness, jobs/skills and social dimensions".
The conference will address the political economy of the green transition, by identifying distributional impacts and exploring inclusive solutions for workers, sectors, households and regions that may otherwise be hit hard in order to help them contribute to a greener future. It will also consider the role of SMEs in this context. The Forum sessions will be developed around competitiveness, employment and distributional impacts of green policies.
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Global momentum toward sustainable development has been renewed by the success of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement on climate change. The latest findings by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warn that current efforts to tackle rising temperatures are dangerously off track, while a growing body of evidence shows that accelerating climate action can bring strong, sustainable and inclusive growth. OECD work indicates that if we combine growth enhancing policies and climate action, global GDP in 2050 could be nearly 5% higher from boost in investment and avoided climate damage. Recent work by New Climate Economy and ILO suggest that bold climate action could yield direct economic gains.
At the same time, political priorities have placed inequality, living standards and the fate of ‘leftbehind’ communities at the top of the global agenda. While macro average figures point to a positive growth story of an innovative green future, averages mask the fact that there are pockets of society and regions that face real or perceived negative impacts on competitiveness, jobs and household budgets. Countries and regions need to proactively address such concerns and devise more socially inclusive solutions in order to accelerate the transition to a greener, low-carbon and circular economy. How can a well-managed green transition become a strong driver for job creation, competitiveness and more inclusiveness?
The Forum is aimed at creating a new narrative around green growth and national competitiveness, and examining examples of successful “transition management strategies” that offer inclusive solutions for green growth. It will consist of panel discussions among policy makers, business, labour and civil society representatives and academia, as well as presentations of latest research contributed by the OECD, other GGKP partners and beyond.
To generate research on the topic, the GGKP and the OECD issued a call for papers in May 2018. Papers were reviewed by a Scienfitic Committee comprised of the following experts: