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2 October 2015 - Issue 7
Feature:  Collectively Identifying Opportunities for Scaling-up Green Economy Learning
From 16-18 December 2015, the 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning will bring together policy-makers, development partners, as well as representatives from education and training institutions, NGOs and business associations to identify opportunities for scaling-up green economy learning.

This event is organised by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the GGKP, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.


If interested in participating, please complete this online form by 15 October 2015.
New Research
Green Economy Benefits in Sub-Saharan Africa

The report, 'Benefits of a Green Economy Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa', produced by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, identifies the rationale, necessity and benefits of green growth and reviews the progress already made in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Adapting to Climate Change - Colombia and West Bengal

This policy brief, 'Climate change adaptation in dynamic economies: The cases of Colombia and West Bengal', from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, explores the implications of dynamic economic development for adaptation to climate change. Policy lessons are derived from two case studies, the country of Colombia and the Indian state of West Bengal. The case studies are illustrative and used to identify broader policy lessons.

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Examples of Circular Economy Success in the Nordic region

The report, 'Moving Towards a Circular Economy - Successful Nordic Business Models', produced by the Nordic Council of Ministers explores 18 case examples of Nordic businesses that are part of the Nordic circular economy and provides policy recommendations. The report is based on findings from a project initiated by the Nordic Waste Prevention Group under the Nordic Council of Ministers to encourage circular economy thinking in the Nordic countries.


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Accelerating Efficiency - Land Use in Brazil and Development in Urban Spheres

The New Climate Economy (NCE) has released two new papers. The first, 'Towards Efficient Land Use in Brazil
',  shows that not only is there significant further potential for simultaneously promoting economic growth and improving ecosystem protection within Brazil's rural landscape but also that substantial improvements are already underway. 

The second paper 'Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in the World's Citiesrecommends that cities commit to developing and implementing low-carbon urban development strategies by 2020, using where possible the framework of the Compact of Mayors, prioritising policies and investments in public, nonmotorised and low-emission transport, building efficiency, renewable energy and efficient waste management.

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Powering Up Skills for a Greener Future

The report, 'Green Skills and Innovation for Inclusive Growth', by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), provides evidence and policy analysis to mainstreaming the greening of employment and skills strategies. This requires strong partnerships between public, private and not-for-profit organisations to maximise innovation and to manage smooth labour market transitions from brown to green energy and employment.
 
  
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News
GGKP Webinar on 'COP21 and beyond: Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy'

Join the GGKP for a webinar exploring the new report, 'Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy', on 5 October 2015, 15:00-16:30 (Paris time). The webinar will focus on the importance of aligning policy and regulatory frameworks with climate policy goals, demonstrating how solving policy misalignments is pivotal to the achievement of green and inclusive growth. The webinar will be moderated by Eliot Whittington (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and include presentations by Virginie Marchal and Richard Baron (OECD), Simon Müller (International Energy Agency), and Rasmus Valanko (World Business Council for Sustainable Development).

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Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations

The Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) are soliciting proposals for the Local Organising Committee and Venue for the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE), to be held in the year 2018 tentatively between late June and early July. Expressions of interest are due by 15 December 2015.

EAERE is also now accepting nominations for the sixth edition of the EAERE Outstanding Achievement Awards. Nominations will be accepted until 30 November 2015.  

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Inclusive Green Economy and the SDGs

On 25 September 2015, the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), the Government of Germany, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supported by the Partnership for Action of Green Economy (PAGE), hosted a high-level panel discussion in New York on the economic frameworks and investments that trigger a shift towards an inclusive sustainable growth path and opportunities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through this shift.


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Upcoming Events
6-7 October, Geneva, SwitzerlandInternational Conference for a Green and Inclusive EconomyGreen Cross International and the Republic and Canton of Geneva

15 October, Brussels, Belgium, Accelerating the Transition to a Green Economy in Europe: National-regional strategies and the new SDGs, NETGREEN
8 October, Geneva, Switzerland, Consumption-based Carbon Accounting and Policies: Opportunities, Barriers and Implementation, ICTSD

14-15 December, Paris, France, Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2015 - Enabling the Next Industrial Resolution: Systems innovation for green growthOECD
14 October, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, LEDS Global Partnership Annual Event 2015, LEDS Global Partnership
16-18 DecemberParis, France, 1st Global Forum on Green Economy LearningPAGE, GGKP, OECD, and UNESCO-UNEVOC
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