Knowledge Update - Special Issue
Issue 2014-1                                                                                      January 22, 2014

GGKP Launches New Web Platform to Accelerate Green Economy Transition

A robust, state-of-the-art knowledge-sharing platform was launched today by the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP). The website aims to respond to increasing demand from both policy makers and the public for information on ways to achieve sustainable economic growth. Like the GGKP itself, the website - which features a searchable e-library with over 600 technical and policy resources, as well as dashboards with data and policies for 193 countries - transcends the traditional divide between economy and the environment. It mobilizes knowledge, experience and support from its partners, all of which share the common goal of accelerating green growth. Information on the website's new functionalities are outlined below.
The GGKP also officially launched its Geneva-based office, confirming a CHF 1.6 million (US $1.7 million), three-year commitment from the Swiss government. In moving forward, the GGKP will work with its growing group of partners to promote collaboration and coordinated research on a number of priority green growth themes.
About GGKP
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global network of international organizations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. By encouraging widespread collaboration and world-class research, the GGKP offers practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy.
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Website Features

Searchable Resource Library

Through a searchable resource library, visitors to the GGKP web platform are able to access over 600 green growth reports, articles, books and other publications produced by leading institutions and experts in the field of green growth. Resources are tagged by country, region, sector and theme, allowing users to easily narrow down their search results and access the publications most relevant to them.

Country Dashboards

Country dashboards for 193 countries present national-level information on data, projects, resources and policies, providing an overview of efforts to transition to a green economy.


Sector and Theme Pages

A collection of over 25 sector and theme pages draw together relevant resources, projects and blogs, allowing users to quickly gather information in their area of interest. 

Insight Blog

The Insights blog offers detail and analysis on the newest innovations in green growth theory and practice by leading international experts. The newest Insights post from GGKP Head, Ben Simmons, outlines the aim of the new GGKP web platform as well as an explanation of its new features.

Green Growth Project Database

Projects initiated by international organizations, governments, and other institutions are critical to advancing green growth. The GGKP's project database catalogues these initiatives, offering the green growth community easy access to project details from leading organizations and institutions. 

News and Events
Through dedicated news and events pages, the GGKP provides updates on upcoming green growth events, as well as recently released green growth research, tools and data.