Working Groups

About Our Research

About Our Research

GGKP organizes its research programme around collaborative research committees. Each research committee is made up of individual experts from the GGKP partner organizations, the GGKP Advisory Committee, and outside experts.

Given the critical role that natural capital stocks and ecosystem services play in maintaining biodiversity and enabling green economic growth, mainstreaming natural capital in national development planning will be critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Expert Working Group on Natural Capital and Green Growth explores state-of-the-art methods, models, data and tools for mainstreaming natural capital in national green growth policies and practices. The working group leverages global momentum for green growth in order to better value, protect and enhance natural capital in national economic planning.
While important progress has been made in measuring green growth opportunities, knowledge gaps remain. Ultimately, the Metrics and Indicators Research Committee aims to fill these gaps in order to catalyse new research for policy change by examining existing data and methodologies for quantifying green growth opportunities.
An enduring concern for both developed and developing countries is the balance between environmental policy and the international competitiveness of both nations and individual firms. The Trade and Competitiveness Research Committee examines the effects of green growth policies on the patterns and volume of trade, on national and firm competitiveness, and on employment.
Infrastructure investments have long term consequences and can shape development paths for decades to come. The Sustainable Infrastructure Research Committee is tasked with identifying knowledge gaps on issues related to sustainable infrastructure and supporting the development of thematic analytical papers to help catalyze knowledge generation to address these gaps.
Human behaviour offers significant potential to foster green growth and has different characteristics, dynamics and drivers at different scales of the economy. The Behavioural Insights Research Committee explores the state of knowledge and gaps in the area of behavioural economics research in order to instigate pro green growth behaviour among key societal stakeholders.
Legal and regulatory reforms along with strong governance systems and established rule of law create an enabling environment for promoting economic growth while simultaneously protecting environmental values. The Green Growth and the Law Research Committee assesses what is well-understood about how law enables or undermines green growth.
Inclusive green growth is essential to meet the development needs of the world’s poor, while ensuring environmental sustainability and improving social welfare. The Inclusiveness Research Committee explores the distributional consequences of implementing green growth strategies, as well as their impact on employment, gender and income.
The Fiscal Instruments Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, examined the challenges and opportunities associated with reforming environmentally perverse fiscal measures and provided policy guidance on the effective design and implementation of fiscal instruments for the green economy transition.
The Technology and Innovation Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, explored the relationship between technology and behavioural change, ways to foster green creativity and entrepreneurship, barriers to the diffusion and adaptation of green technologies in developing countries and policy instruments for promoting green innovation and technology diffusion.