Green Growth and Win-win Strategies for Sustainable Climate Action (GREEN-WIN)

At a Glance

Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 63 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project Rationale

GREEN-WIN is a three-year project funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 and jointly implemented by a consortium of 16 other organizations that includes GGGI. This project describes a continuation of the existing grant, which began in September 2015 and will end in August 2018. The GREEN-WIN project primarily works to address the third SDG noted above.

The objective of GGGI’s contribution to the GREEN-WIN project is to implement a specific task to support interaction and sharing, accelerate learning, and build capacity on the knowledge resources generated through GREEN-WIN using the GGKP. To this end, in 2016, GGGI linked the GREEN-WIN project website to the GGKP web platform. For 2017-2018, GGGI, through the GGKP, will maintain the project website and share project results through two webinars and two blog posts.

The overarching objectives of the European Commission’s GREEN-WIN project are: (1) to identify, develop, and critically assess win-win strategies, green business models, and green growth pathways that bring short-term economic benefits, while also supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation goals; and (2) to co-develop shared narratives around win-win strategies, business opportunities, and green growth pathways among scientific, policy, business, and civil society sectors. Many past research efforts on mitigation and adaptation focus on what does not work.

As part of the consortium, GGGI has committed to supporting knowledge sharing components of the GREEN-WIN project through its support to the GGKP. Project outcomes will be shared through a GREEN-WIN project website hosted by the GGKP, and also disseminated through online blogs, a webinar series, and social media. GGGI’s involvement in the GREENWIN project contributes to important knowledge dissemination on green growth and related issues with stakeholders worldwide, including GGGI member countries and partners.

The GREEN-WIN funding allocated to GGGI from the European Union is being used for the following activities: create, host and manage a website for the GREEN-WIN project, linked to the GGKP web platform; organize and coordinate a series of blogs and webinars once the research is ready for dissemination; and support other communications activities. The project focuses on the work of international and boundary organizations, change agents, and SMEs involved in implementing, financing, and building capacity for climate action. If teams are equipped with better knowledge assets, they will be able to execute their projects on-the-ground effectively, which (indirectly) translates into poverty reduction, policy adoption, etc.

Where appropriate, GGGI will seek to identify and utilize relevant knowledge products, including case studies and other materials, to help promote its own country program objectives. The Knowledge Sharing team in KSD will identify such knowledge products and share them with relevant counterparts in GGP&I and KSD. GGGI stakeholders may also participate in the webinars.

The GREEN-WIN project generates value for money by sharing knowledge resources through the GGKP’s knowledge management and dissemination systems, as well as with GGGI country teams and partners. This project will enhance the value of such assets by promoting and sharing them internally and externally. KSD will identify and provide relevant knowledge assets created by other organizations to staff, especially for sectors/themes in which GGGI’s internal assets may be insufficient. This will not only save staff time and resources, but it will also contribute to effective project execution.

Building on 2015-16 Work

This project began in September 2015 and will run until August 2018. As such, the GREEN-WIN project website was already developed and launched in April 2016. Additional activities in 2016 will include hosting and promoting blogs and webinars related to the project.

Delivery Strategy


  • Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) shares GREEN-WIN knowledge on green growth


  • GGGI is viewed as an active contributor of green growth knowledge and is an integral participant of major international knowledge networks

Planned Results

As mentioned above, GREEN-WIN activities will focus on creating, hosting and managing a web platform for GREEN-WIN. Linked to GGKP, all knowledge products of the GREEN-WIN project will be uploaded into this platform. In addition, two webinars and three blog posts will be supported for dissemination of research during the 2017-2018 period. GGGI will share its own case studies on country programs to capture and disseminate knowledge on green growth.


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