The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) generates, manages and shares green growth knowledge.
February 10 - Issue 2
Feature: Critical Knowledge Gaps in Energy Technology and Indicators Collaboratively Explored by Leading Experts
The GGKP has released two new working papers, the first from its Technology and Innovation Research Committee and the second from its Metrics and Indicators Research Committee.

The working paper, 'The Future of Energy Technologies: An Overview of Expert Elicitations' explores key obstacles faced by policymakers in identifying and prioritising which energy technologies should receive research, development and demonstration. The paper provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of expert elicitation studies on energy technologies focusing on climate mitigation technologies.

Based on a comprehensive review of global data for inclusive green growth indicators, the working paper, '
Measuring Inclusive Green Growth at the Country Level: Taking Stock of Measurement Approaches and Indicators', reveals gaps for applying measurement approaches. The paper calls for the mobilising of investment for better indicator development and data collection.

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New Research
Measuring Inclusive Green Growth in Africa

The report, 'Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa through Inclusive Green Growth' from UNECA, UNEP, FAO, UNIDO and UNDP is the fifth iteration of the Sustainable Development Report on Africa (SDRA). The report examines the challenges and opportunities for inclusive green growth in selected sectors of the economy in Africa, in which targeted investments with accompanying enabling measures could spur transformational sustainable development. The case studies contained in the report were largely informed by the following four country studies on inclusive green growth:

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The State of Green Economy

The report, 'The State of Green Economy Report 2016: Innovation on its Mind, and in its Pages' was developed by the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The publication indexes green economic development, meanwhile, offering a platform for national and international experts, and thought leaders to share findings of research and development, solutions, tools, as well as replicable initiatives and case studies. A contribution from the GGKP's Head, Benjamin Simmons, on 'Enabling Action with Green Growth Knowledge" can be found on pages 238-241 of the report.

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Cities, Economic Growth and Sustainability

The report, 'The Co-Benefits of Sustainable City Projects' from Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) aims to provide best practice insights into the economic co-benefits of green city initiatives, how they are measured and the data and methodologies used. Information has been gathered from selected cities and five key sectors where data is available, namely the buildings sector, public and private transportation, energy efficiency and community scale development.

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Learning from Korea's Green Growth Experience

The report, 'Korea's Green Growth Experience: Process, Outcomes and Lessons Learned' from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) examines why and how the Republic of Korea has pursued green growth as a national priority and as a development paradigm, sharing major milestones achieved in various areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, green technology, resource efficiency, and energy security. 

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A Green Growth Industrial Revolution

The policy brief, 'Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution' from GGGI and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, summarises the main policy implications of a two-year research programme, sponsored by GGGI, which focused on a number of important aspects of green growth, primarily as related to climate change, namely climate-resilient development, the economics of internalising the carbon externality via carbon pricing and the impact of green growth policies on jobs and innovation. 

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Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable Public Procurement

The study, 'Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable Public Procurement' from UNEP seeks to provide the ever increasing number of governmental organisations engaged in Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) with a step-by-step guide to planning, measuring and communicating on the benefits they are creating through the implementation of their SPP programs and activities. 

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The Evolution of Global Trade and Investment

The E15 Initiative jointly implemented by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic Forum, has released of series of policy papers in January 2016. The papers focus on various themes and policy options for the sustainable evolution of the global trade and investment system to 2025.  Three papers released in January include:
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What's next for the GGKP?
The GGKP's first three years were focused on launching the initiative, establishing its core work areas, developing a robust web platform, and building a global partnership of leading green growth institutions. The GGKP's next three years, as reflected in the 
GGKP Strategic Plan and Work Programme (2016-2018), will be focused on maximising its impact by: establishing the GGKP as the global leader in collaboratively translating, communicating, and addressing the knowledge and data needs; significantly increasing outreach and engagement with developing country institutions and experts; producing synthesised reports and products and increasing outreach opportunities and much more.

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16 February, Brussels, Belgium, The 2016
6-10 June, Batumi, Georgia, Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference, UNECE
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Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services Into Country's Sectoral And Macroeconomic Policies And Programmes,  ESE-UNEP, CAREC, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, University of Minnesota
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