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.
The GGKP was established in January 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank.
This group has since expanded to include a large, diverse group of Knowledge Partners, comprising leading institutions and organisations active in areas related to green growth and green economy at the local, national, regional, and international levels.
The GGKP operates based on the understanding that knowledge leads to lasting impact and that investing in its generation, management and dissemination manifests concrete results.
The GGKP’s mission is twofold:
- Identify major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice, then address those gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated research; and
- Use world class knowledge management and communication tools to give practitioners and policymakers the policy analysis, guidance, information and data necessary to support a green economy transition.
To accomplish this mission the GGKP adopts the following strategy:
Increasing impact through collaboration and coordination.
The GGKP is a results-orientated initiative that emphasizes a practical orientation for research grounded in the belief that the best policy can only emerge from close collaboration amongst researchers, practitioners, policymakers and the private sector. By facilitating and encouraging collaboration amongst GGKP partners and the green growth community, research redundancies are reduced whilst efficiencies are increased, bridging across disciplines and regions. Through the identification of key knowledge gaps, the GGKP catalyses the research needed to inform and guide the green growth community on the actions required in transitioning to a green economy.
Empowering others through knowledge sharing and management.
The GGPK is a leading global platform that empowers and energizes others to take action by creating and sharing the best research and tools for green growth. The GGKP draws together the green growth community, initiating and coordinating green growth analysis resulting in strengthened international cooperation.
Scalability is at the heart of GGKP. By investing in innovative communications such as a robust social media presence through Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and YouTube; and the “Insights” blog, the GGKP allows green growth experts to share their perspective on recent research, increase the impact of their work, and promote upcoming events or newly launched projects. The GGKP measures its impact through the actions taken by governments and leading policymakers to realize a greener future that benefits all.
GGKP Third Annual Conference (29-30 January 2015, Venice, Italy)
GGKP is holding its third Annual Conference on the theme of “Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact“. The conference will be held at the University of Venice from 29 – 30 January 2015. The conference will draw together the world’s leading researchers, experts and policy makers to jointly assess the efficacy, geographical applicability and policy implications of various fiscal instruments in the transition to a green economy. General registration for the conference will open on 1 September 2014 and close on 31 December 2014. Further registration details and all other conference information is provided on the GGKP website at: www.greengrowthknowledge.org/conference2015
Past GGKP Press Releases:
For a full list of GGKP publications please see here.
For more information, please visit: www.greengrowthknowledge.org