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Issue 4 - June 3, 2015
One to One with Green Growth Leaders and Experts - New GGKP Video Interview Series
The GGKP has released a new video series, interviewing government officials, green growth researchers, experts and key thinkers, on the importance of fiscal policy in the green economy transition. The series includes 13 short video interviews, captured during the GGKP's Third Annual Conference which focused on the topic of "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge - Creating Impact". The full series can be found on the GGKP YouTube Channel.  
About GGKP
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global network of international organisations 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.
Upcoming Events
Faroese Ministry of Fisheries 
2-3 June, 2015
Nordic House, Torshavin, Faroe Islands
Brussels, Belgium

World Environment Day Roundtable: Addressing Sustainability through Procurement
Geneva Environment Network
5 June 2015
Geneva, Switzerland 

International Tax Dialogue
1-3 July 2015
Paris, France

Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2015
Environment Europe
30 August - 5 September 2015

Oxford, United Kingdom

Conference: Economics of innovation, diffusion, growth and the environment
Grantham Research Institute 
16 September 2015
London, UK

16th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

Contact Info
Decarbonizing development by 2100
The World Bank has released a new report "Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future".  The GGKP held a webinar in which Marianne Fay (Chief Economist of the Climate Change Vice Presidency at the World Bank) presented key findings of the report. The report outlines the steps needed to stabilize climate change by bringing net carbon emissions to zero by 2100 and explores ways for making decarbonization compatible with countries development goals.  For more information read the Insights blog.
The impact of the wildlife trade on conservation and livelihoods
The ITC have released the report "The Trade in Wildlife - A framework to improve biodiversity and livelihood outcomes". The report was developed in partnership with the IUCN and provides a framework to analyse the impact of the wildlife trade on conservation and local livelihoods. The report recommends that policy decisions should balance factors related to the species and its habitat; governance and institutional settings; supply-chain structure; and markets.
Bringing green growth to urban India
GGGI in collaboration with ICLEI - Local governments for sustainability - South Asia and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) have produced three volumes on Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities.  Volume 1 summarises the main findings; Volume 2 includes detailed profiles for the ten cities in India studied; and Volume 3 presents the 15 good practices that were collected during the project.
The coming financial climate
The UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has released it's fourth report "The Coming Financial Climate: The Inquiry's 4th Progress Report".  This progress report focuses on financial reforms that can reduce the risks of high carbon assets, scale up capital for the low-carbon transition and invest in protecting economies from natural disasters and climate shocks.
The links between trade and green economy
UNEP in collaboration with the IISD, have released "Trade and Green Economy: A Handbook". Following up from "Environment and Trade: A Handbook", this edition covers a wealth of new information, including the emergence of the green economy concept, the latest WTO jurisprudence, and increasingly important legal and policy linkages between trade and green economy policies.  It also highlights the changing dynamics of international trade with the emergence of the BRIC economies and the exponential rise in preferential trade agreements.
Environmentally friendly farm practices 
The OECD has released the report "Fostering Green Growth in Agriculture". The report examines the role, performance and impact of farm advisory services, training and extension initiatives in the OECD area to foster green growth in agriculture. Based on a series of case studies, the report discusses a range of methodological issues and the merits of the different types of providers, and identifies best practices in sustainable agricultural management.
PAGE releases new Annual Report

PAGE has released an Annual Report for 2014The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is a global partnership between ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR, to support countries in their transition to a green economy. The Annual Report showcases PAGE's work at the national and global level, with detailed country examples and overview of global activities. 

Attend the GGKP Policy Session at EAERE 
As part of the Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), the GGKP will be hosting a policy session with the aim of stimulating a debate amongst the policy and academic communities, and jointly discussing the efficacy, geographical applicability and policy implications of various fiscal instruments in the transition to a green economy. This session will take place 25 June from 4:15-6:15pm in Aud XIV at the University of Helsinki. For details on the event including speakers, please see the event page.
Launch of new Measuring-Progress.eu website
NETGREEN has launched a new online tool providing green economy indicators to policy-makers and policy influencers alike. Available at measuring-progress.eu, the tool helps users identify and understand the best green economy indicators to use, based on their topic of interest or policy problem at hand. Learn more here.
Participate in GGKP web survey 
The GGKP is currently conducting a web survey to better understand the profile of GGKP's users and their green growth knowledge needs. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. All answers will be treated confidentially and used to inform future improvements to the GGKP's web platform and outreach activities. Thank you in advance! The survey can be found here.