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29 November 2018
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is pleased to welcome the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a new member of the GGKP’s Steering Committee.
26 November 2018
Other News
Over 200 individuals from conservation organisations, governments, companies and financial institutions have joined in a “Call to Action” for greater efforts to secure “Biodiversity Net Gain” in the context of development. The call to action was issued during Natural Capital Week, where the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) launched a new set of roadmaps and guidance for business and government to craft economic development strategies that result in an overall gain of biodiversity, rather than loss.
25 November 2018
Data and Tools
The world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy has been launched by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA). The web-based tool, called ENCORE (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure), will help global banks, investors and insurance firms assess the risks that environmental degradation, such as the pollution of oceans or destruction of forests, causes for financial institutions.
23 November 2018
In the wake of a major new report from WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) showing dramatic declines in biodiversity over the last fifty years, over 100 members of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) are meeting in Paris this month to launch a new portfolio of practical solutions for companies and policy-makers to contribute to biodiversity protection. In particular, the new roadmap for business sets out steps enabling a company to make the transition to delivering a Net Gain for Biodiversity.
23 November 2018
The 2nd Global Forum on Green Economy Learning took place on the 26th and 27th of November in Paris, France, on the theme of "Green Economy: New Challenges, New Skills". The forum targeted learning institutions that train public administration, with an aim to scale-up knowledge and skills development for current and future decision-makers, technical staff in Ministries, and others involved in the design and implementation of inclusive green economy solutions.
22 November 2018
“There is a tendency to focus on the green or environmental aspects of green growth, and when people do think about gender it is frequently peripheral to the central economic challenges,” said Annaka Peterson, GGGI’s Senior Officer in Lao PDR, “But we want people to see that gender equality is a core economic issue.”
21 November 2018
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is looking for a dynamic Research Intern to support the GGKP Expert Working Groups. The deadline to apply is 30 November 2018.
14 November 2018
On 13 November 2018, Drawdown Switzerland held an event to raise awareness about existing science-based solutions that can help reverse global warming. The event featured Nobel laureate Jacques Dubochet, Emeritus Professor of biophysics at the University of Lausanne.
14 November 2018
Call for Papers
From 26-29 June 2019, the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) is holding the 24th Annual Conference of the EAERE in Manchester, UK (EAERE 2019). Proposals are invited for pre-organised Thematic and Policy Sessions. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 23 December 2018.
14 November 2018
Robert C. Brears, author of Urban Water Security and The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, held the Our Future Water Berlin Event on 7 November 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin as part of the Berlin Science Week. A selection of topics on achieving water security was discussed by leading experts in the field.