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 21 August 2015 - Issue 6
Feature:  Scaling up infrastructure finance in developing countries
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty Four (G-24) have released a new working paper series "Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World". The joint research effort explores the challenges and opportunities for scaling up green infrastructure finance in emerging markets and developing countries. Each paper addresses a unique piece of the green infrastructure finance puzzle and provides critical analysis that will give impetus to international discourse and play a catalytic role in the creation and success of new development finance institutions.

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New Research
Innovation, productivity and sustainability in Canadian agriculture

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the report "Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada". The review examines a wide range of policies which influence incentives for innovation: economic stability, governance and trust in institutions; a favourable and predictable environment for investment; capacities and public services enabling business development; agricultural policy and the operation of the agricultural innovation system.

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The Impacts of deforestation on the economy of Tanzania

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the publication "Forest Ecosystems in the Transition to a Green Economy and the Role of REDD+ in the United Republic of Tanzania". The aim of the report is to assess how deforestation affects the economy, both by looking at the limited ecosystem goods and services currently reflected in GDP and by looking at the effects when all forest ecosystem services are considered.

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Smart infrastructure development and financing the SDGs

The report "Driving Sustainable Development Through Better Infrastructure: Key Elements of a Transformation Program" is a collaborative effort between the Brookings Institution, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. This paper has been developed to inform discussions on smart infrastructure development and financing as part of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and climate processes in 2015. 

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How far have we come in green growth policy?
Cover of the OECD report - Towards Green Growth Tracking Progress

Four years after the publication of their Green Growth Strategy, the OECD launched the report "Towards Green Growth? Tracking Progress". The report tracks progress towards green growth, draws lessons from country experiences and examines how to enhance policy design to deliver green growth.  The GGKP held a webinar to promote the launch of the report which featured a presentation from Catherine Mann and Nathalie Girouard from the OECD, Kevin Urama from Quantum Global Research Lab, and moderation from Carlo Carraro, Co-Chair of the GGKP's Advisory Committee. 
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The role of fiscal instruments in Asia's green economy

The report "Delivering Green Economy in Asia: The Role of Fiscal Instruments", published in Futures (Elselvier), explores the role of fiscal instruments in transition to a green economy; identifies countries that have adopted fiscal policy instruments; evaluate effectiveness of adopted fiscal policy instruments; and identifies opportunities and barriers towards adoption of fiscal instruments. This paper was also presented as part of the GGKP's 3rd Annual Conference on Fiscal Instruments and the Green Economy in January 2015.

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Dialogue on the future of green economy

The Government of Switzerland has released a new dialogue portal which presents examples of companies that practise the approach of conserving natural resources whilst reducing costs. The Green Economy Dialogue portal allows those from business, science, society and the public sector to have their say, and aims to reflect the full spectrum of opinions on related topics.

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Vacancy - GGKP (Annual Conference) Coordinator

GGGI is hiring a Green Growth Knowledge Platform Coordinator. GGGI is a founding partner of the GGKP, and will be hosting the fourth GGKP Annual Conference.  In order to facilitate the organisation and completion of the fourth GGKP Annual Conference, GGGI seeks to recruit a Conference Coordinator who would be engaged for approximately 15 months. Responsibilities include: coordinating, planning, organising, and executing the aforementioned GGKP Annual Conference. This position is based in Seoul. The closing date for applications is 26 August 2015

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