Green growth and sustainable development

Green Growth Knowledge Platform 2015 annual Conference


Registration open for GGKP Annual Conference.

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global network of international organisations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice.

By encouraging widespread collaboration and world class research, the GGKP offers practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy.

The GGKP was established in January 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank.   

This group has since expanded to include a large, diverse group of Knowledge Partners, comprising leading institutions and organisations active in areas related to green growth and green economy at the local, national, regional, and international levels.


 "What the Knowldge Platform is about is not only dissemination at the international level but co-ordination at the international level, collaboration at the international level- mutual reinforcement of the policies."

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría


 ‌Green Value ChainsThe GGKP operates based on the understanding that knowledge leads to lasting impact and that investing in its generation, management and ‌that investing in its generation, management and dissemination manifests concrete results.

The GGKP's mission is twofold:


  1.  Identify major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice, then address those gaps by promoting collaboration and coorindated research; and

  2. Use world class knowledge management and communicatin tools to give practitioners and policymakers the policy analyses, guidance, information and data necessary to support a green economy transition.


To accomplish this mission the GGKP adopts the following strategy:  

Increasing impact through collaboration and coordination


GG for GGKPThe GGKP  is a results-orientated initiative that emphasises a practical orientation for research grounded in the belief that the best policy can only emerge from close collaboration amongst researchers, practitioners, policymakers and the private sector.  By facilitating and encouraging collaboration amongst GGKP partners and the green growth community, research redundancies are reduced whilst efficiencies are increased, bridging across disciplines and regions.   Through the identification of key knowledge gaps, the GGKP catalyses the research needed to inform and guide the green growth community on the actions required in transitioning to a green economy.



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Conference issue notes


OECD and Green Growth

The GGKP work is highly complementary to the OECDs Green Growth Strategy. A range of resources is available via the OECD website, such as information on green growth indicators, specific country application of green growth policies, as well as the latest reports and publications that make up both the Green Growth Studies and Paper series. Please visit our website for this as well as more news relevant to green growth:

In particular, the OECD has done much work on Global Value Chains over the years, including:

•    Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Moving Up the Value Chain
•    Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Compendium of Studies on Global Value Chains
•    Measuring Trade in Value Added: An OECD-WTO joint initiative
•    Trade Policy Implications of Global Value Chains
•    OECD-WTO Database on Trade in Value added‌


For more on Global Value Chains, please click here.

green growth indicatorsFurthermore, reporting and measurement plays a significant part in all OECD work. The OECD Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress report was launched as part of the Green Growth Strategy, and this is becoming part of country initiatives on green growth, such as with Korea, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Germany and Denmark,, who have all issued reports based on the above publication. Mexico, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia as well as Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Peru in the LAC region and a few Eastern European and East-Asian countries are now also using the OECD indicators’ framework to support their respective national efforts .



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