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14 November 2018
Events
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.
13 November 2018
Events
The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) launched its annual report, Financing Sustainable Development in Arab Countries, during its 11th Annual Conference on 8 November 2018. The report takes note of the Arab region’s immense funding gap towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the detrimental effects of long-lasting war and conflict on sustainable development and the region’s economy.
8 November 2018
Research
A new report from UN Environment shows that investing in coral reefs to prevent their current rate of decline could net $37b for Indonesia, $35b for Mesoamerican Reef by 2030. Without urgent intervention, the world is on track to lose up to 90 per cent of its coral reefs within the next 30 years. Private sector investment is urgently needed to close the funding gaps in one of the world’s vital ecosystems.
7 November 2018
Events
From 7-9 November, the inno4sd.net Symposium is taking place in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If you are unable to join in person, click here for links to the livestream of the event.
5 November 2018
GGKP News
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) has launched the Green National Documents Database – a library of official national documents that outline country-level plans, policies, programs and more to advance green economic development.
31 October 2018
Events
In November 2018, leading institutions geared towards sustainability convened in Paris, France to debate and discuss the best ways forward to a greener future in three key areas: green finance, natural capital, and green growth.
30 October 2018
GGKP News
Three papers presented at the "Green Transformation and Competitive Advantage Conference" have been recognized for their outstanding policy relevance. The conference was jointly held by the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), and the German Corporation for International Cooperation / Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in June 2018.
30 October 2018
Projects & Initiatives
For the first time, a pilot study shows how many raw materials and other products are traded from Switzerland and how large the associated environmental impact is. It is almost nineteen times higher than the environmental impact of Switzerland's final consumption.
29 October 2018
Projects & Initiatives
New research from OECD, UN Environment and World Bank says serious and rapid investment in sustainable upgrades and alternatives is needed to limit climate change. The report finds that energy, transport, buildings and water infrastructure contribute more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.
26 October 2018
Research
A preview of the OECD's Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060 was released today at the World Circular Economy Forum in Yokohama, Japan. The report sees global materials use rising to 167 Gigatonnes in 2060 from 90 Gigatonnes today as the world population soars to 10 billion people and average global income per capita rises to converge with the current OECD level of USD 40,000.

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