Green growth and sustainable development

Green Growth Knowledge Platform Inaugural Conference 2012


The GGKP hosted its inaugural conference on 12-13 January 2012 at the Four Seasons Mexico D.F. in Mexico City. The conference assessed the state of knowledge on green growth and has launched an ambitious agenda for further practical research. 

Speech by the OECD Secretary-General (in Spanish) Discurso Inaugural de la Conferencia de la Plataforma de Conocimientos sobre el Crecimiento Verde (GGKP), 11 de enero de 2012, México DF, México.




Sessions were held on the following themes:Green Growth Knowledge Platform Inaugural meeting.

  • Welfare measurement + performance metrics
  • Infrastructure and urban development
  • Green growth and trade
  • Green growth, technology, and innovation
  • Green employment
  • Natural resource management/investing in natural capital
  • Behavioral economics and green growth

See full programme.


Further reading


Papers and documents from the conference are available on the GGKP website under the ‘Documents’ tab (not to be cited without the express permission of the authors).


The following OECD publications and reports were showcased at the conference:





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