Green Growth Knowledge Platform

In Brief

2012; for a green economy; GGGI, OECD, UNEP

Description

(2012; Geneva; www.greengrowthknowledge.org).

A twofold mission: 1) “to identify major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice, then address those gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated research;” 2) “to use world-class knowledge management and communication tools to give practitioners and policymakers the policy analysis, guidance, information and data necessary to support a green economy transition.” Established by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank. “Green growth means fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. It focuses on the synergies and trade-offs between the environmental and economic pillars of sustainable development…(and) discards the traditional convention of ‘grow first, clean up later… Importantly, green growth does not neglect the social pillar; on the contrary, without good governance, transparency, and equity, no transformative growth strategy can succeed. Moreover, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for implementing green growth; rather, specific policies and actions need to respond to national priorities and circumstances.” GGKP is governed by a 5-person Steering Committee, a 17-person independent Advisory Committee, and an 8-person Management Team (Head: Benjamin Simmons), and has 37 Knowledge Partner institutions globally. Themes include cities, climate change, development, fiscal instruments, gender, government procurement, green job, indictors and measurement, institutions and governance, investment, market mechanisms, poverty and equity, risk and resilience, standards and regulations, technology and innovation, trade and supply chains. Publishes Annual Reports and a free email newsletter.

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