Call for Papers

Downloadable version


The Founding Partners of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (OECD, World Bank, UN Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute) are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Sixth GGKP Annual Conference to be hosted at the OECD headquarters in November 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum.

The conference will address the political economy of the green transition, by identifying distributional impacts and exploring inclusive solutions for workers, businesses, households and regions that may otherwise be hit hard in order to help them contribute to a greener future. The conference sessions will be developed around competitiveness, employment and distributional impacts of green policies. The role of SMEs in this context will also be explored.

Alongside the GGKP conference sessions, the GGSD Forum will consist of panel discussions among academics, policy makers and business, labour and civil society representatives.

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

  • Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics
  • Professor Olivier Deschenes, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Professor Carolyn Fischer, Free University, Amsterdam
  • Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford
  • Dr Ian Parry, International Monetary Fund

Themes and Submisison Details


Papers are specially invited on the themes of:

A. Competitiveness impacts of environmental policies

B. Distributional consequences of environmental policies

C. Green industrial policy

D. Employment implications including development of green skills

E. Sectoral/structural transition management
(including labour re-allocation, re-skilling/vocational training)

F. Impacts of the transition to a circular economy

G. First-mover advantage from green policies

H. Behavioural insights in relation to environmental
and structural adjustment policies

I. Role of SMEs in the green and “inclusive” transition

Submission Details

  • July 30, 2018: A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format. Please include Abstract, Keywords and applicable theme(s) from the list provided (A-I), with your submission
  • Send
  • Extended abstracts will be considered but preference will be given to completed papers.
  • Any questions related to substance should be addressed to
  • The scientific committee will take decisions and authors will be informed by 10 September 2018.
  • Presenters will be responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation.