Project Reference Profiles – The Republic of Korea(TL14) GGKP Annual Conference 2019

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2019
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 63,887
Budget Percentage 69%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 44,015
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 63,887
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
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Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

The GGKP Annual Conference serves as the GGKP partners’ main global knowledge exchange activity, bringing researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the private sector together to discuss, debate, and disseminate research and promote expanded knowledge-sharing and learning. GGGI organized the fourth GGKP Annual Conference in 2016 and has again hosted the seventh GGKP Annual Conference in 2019. A key component of the Annual Conference was a call for scientific research papers on a range of subjects related to sustainable energy.  A total of 28 research papers highlighted challenges, insights, innovations and solutions for scaling up sustainable energy in breakout sessions during the conference. 

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 7th Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) Annual Conference, hosted by GGGI took place during October 21-22, 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea on the theme of “Achieving Global Energy Transformation.” The Conference was held as part of Global Green Growth Week 2019 and addressed the policy, finance, technology, innovation, and social dimensions of achieving green energy transformation around the world, as well as the important role of cities and industries. Around 300 participants from 67 countries were present in the conference, where 5 keynote and plenary sessions, as well as 10 parallel sessions discussed issues in global energy transformation. 

The main outcome of the GGKP Annual Conference 2019 was to advance global thought leadership, discussion, and debate on green energy transformation, and to present key strategies and innovations to promote and accelerate the scale-up of renewable energy and related measures. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

ImpactAdvance research and knowledge on sustainable energy and related issues. 

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:  

  • Total of 1 capacity development activity in the form of conference, the 7th Green Growth Knowledge Partnership Annual Conference held during the Global Green Growth Week in Seoul, RO Korea, in October 2019. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Susanne Pedersen 

Benjamin Smith, Orestes Anastasia