Press Release

GGGI held a Regional Consultation Workshop on the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 20, 2018– The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a two-day regional workshop on the GGGI Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool for Africa at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from September 20 to 21, 2018. The workshop brought together 30 experts from different African countries. The experts included government officials who are working on green growth issues; international organizations that are supporting green growth planning, policy development, and investment of the GGGI country teams and academic or research institutions working on green growth issues.

GGGI is currently working on improving the pilot version of the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool based on the input and feedback from a series of consultations with relevant stakeholders in GGGI countries (i.e., Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, and Ethiopia) in 2017. This year, consultations with a wider number of experts and countries are aimed at gaining additional comments and suggestions on the revised conceptual and methodological aspects of the Index and Tool.

GGGI successfully conducted a workshop in Geneva on June 7-8, 2018 with 30 global experts from international organizations (i.e., OECD, ILO, GGKP, UN Environment, UNESCAP, UNIDO, UNDP, and World Bank) as well as selected research, government, and non-government institutions. Building on the international expert workshop,

GGGI is conducting a two-day workshop in four regions – Asia-Pacific, MENA, Africa and Latin America to present and discuss recent improvements to the Green Growth Index. The Green Growth Index includes performance metrics in five dimensions – resource efficiency, natural capital protection, resilience to risks, economic opportunities, and social inclusion – across six areas: energy, industry, transport, cities, agriculture, and forests.

The main goal of the workshop was to gather feedback on the improved version of the Green Growth Index from GGGI Member and partner countries. The feedback is expected to provide a critical opportunity to determine how to make the Index as useful and as relevant as possible, and to ensure stakeholder preferences and priorities are properly reflected and incorporated. The consultation is meant not only to provide a platform for dialogue and interaction between the GGGI and stakeholders, but also to raise awareness on the Green Growth Index and ensure the process to develop and improve the tool is done transparently.