To what extent can the concepts of green economy and green growth live up to their promises economic growth and environmental preservation? How do we switch our economies to green growth pathways, and what kind of policy instruments are needed for this?
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)
If we are to transition to a sustainable economy there is a strong need to accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy. This joint GGKP webinar with Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) highlighted how the voluntary market can play a key role in addressing this issue.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Colombia and Peru are countries rich in natural resources, particularly those in the forest sector. The region has experienced considerable economic growth over the past decade, driven by mining, agriculture and other export commodities, resulting in a significant decrease in poverty. However growth has come at the cost of natural capital erosion and environmental degradation, impacting local livelihoods.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Africa is urbanising fast. By the mid-2030s, a majority of Africans will live in urban areas. But productive jobs and quality public services are not keeping up with the fast growth of cities and towns. Yet urbanisation holds huge potential for accelerating economic, social and environmental development; even rural areas would benefit from the development of vibrant, sustainable African cities.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Economy Coalition (GEC)
Inclusive green growth offers a route out of multiple related crises - in the economy, the environment and society. Yet for green growth to really fulfil its promise, it needs to be truly inclusive - tackling issues such as poverty, inequality and the exclusions that constrain both growth and environmental sustainability.
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) has launched a redesign to its web platform - www.greengrowthknowledge.org. Drawing together over 2,000 knowledge products from more than 300 organisations, the GGKP web platform is the leading source of green growth knowledge for policymakers and practitioners working to mobilise an inclusive green economy.
Measuring progress in the transition to a green economy is a complex and multi-dimensional challenge. The development of green growth indicators and data are critical to understand, assess and communicate these efforts, including how they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
International trade is indispensable in enabling countries to meet demand for vital resources, which are not available, accessible or affordable domestically. However, it is precisely the accompanying impact trade has on boosting global consumption and production which raises environmental concerns.
Climate change is an acute threat to the eradication of poverty, with the poorest regions of the world to be hardest hit. Without rapid, inclusive and climate-informed development, climate change will force 100 million people into poverty by 2030.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Energy Agency (IEA)
Addressing climate change requires urgent policy action to drive a global infrastructure and technological transformation. More countries are implementing core climate policies but still a number of obstacles stand in the way of effective change.