Project

Project Reference Profiles – (TL4) Green Growth Web Platform Expansion

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  Nov 15 2018
End Date q1 Dec 31 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 93,180
Budget Percentage 100%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 93,310
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project context, objectives and description

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is dedicated to advancing the green growth agenda around the world by offering practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has played a leading role in the GGKP’s development, including significant support for the GGKP secretariat in partnership with UNEP. The platform is led by a Steering Committee, including representatives from GGGI, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank. Overall, the GGKP now includes more than 60 partner organizations from around the world. 

The GGKP launched two new knowledge platforms in July 2019 at the “Fast, Fair and Green: Transformative Partnerships for Inclusive Green Economy” side event at High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York: the Green Industry Platform (GIP) and the Green Finance Platform (GFP). The Green Industry Platform (GIP) empowers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with technical knowledge to green their input materials, end products and operations, as well as evidence that this will improve their bottom lines. At the end of 2019, the platform featured 393 resources, 110 learning resources, 35 case studies and 27 insights blogs featuring the latest thinking from business community experts, and has hosted two webinars. 

The Green Finance Platform (GFP) is a library of market, policy and regulatory innovations driving the green transformation. It equips banks, insurance and investment firms with the latest knowledge on how to align the financial system with sustainable development; tools that enable businesses and investors to assess natural capital risks and opportunities, and guiding principles on responsible banking, insurance and finance. At the end of 2019, the platform featured 739 resources, 118 learning resources, 65 case studies, and 60 insights blog posts featuring the latest thinking from finance industry experts. The GGKP and UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System launched the Green Finance Measures Database, which maps almost 400 national and sub-national policy and regulatory measures on green finance around the world, going beyond previous databases that focus on a specific issue area, industry theme or industry sector. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact This project implemented funding from UN Environment for the expansion of the presence of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership through the creation of the Green Industry Platform and Green Finance Platform. The Green Industry Platform (GIP) and the Green Finance Platform (GFP) were launched at the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development by United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Inger Andersen in July 2019. Building on the policy-based platform, Green Growth Knowledge Platform, the two new platforms provide easy access for the financial and private sector to the latest research, data, guidance, and tools to help them transition to green economy. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Benjamin Smith 
Susanne Pedersen 

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