Green Growth Knowledge Platform
The GGKP was established in January 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank.
It is a global network that “offers practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy.”
The GGKP is updated regularly and has an extensive range of materials on green growth by economic sector, theme and country. There are also a number of learning materials including courses, tools, webinars and manuals.
The GGKP defines green growth as “fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. It focuses on the synergies and trade-offs between the environmental and economic pillars of sustainable development.”
This is based on:
- Investment and innovation for more sustainable sources of economic activity and jobs.
- Recognising the importance of social issues so that green growth is inclusive (see summary of Pro-poor, Inclusive Green Growth by GGGI).
- Context specific: there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for implementing green growth.
This summary was prepared by Why Green Economy?. The views expressed have been paraphrased. See the original source for more information.