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4/4/2013 12:00 AM4/4/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013GGKP Partners launch scoping paper on green growth indicatorsGGKP Partners launch scoping paper on green growth indicators4/1/2013
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GGGI, OECD, UNEP and the World Bank have launched a joint report "Moving towards a Common Approach on Green Growth Indicators", under the auspices of the GGKP. The report was officially launched during the GGKP's Second Annual Conference, held in Paris, France April 4-5. The report marks a major effort by these organizations to ramp up efforts to establish a common basis for measuring green growth progress. It outlines how strong international cooperation on testing, exploring, and refining measurement tools on green growth and green economy is essential for supporting practical implementation and assessing progress of policies in both developed and developing countries (http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/Blogs/post.aspx?ID=20).

GGKP Scoping Paper on Green Growth Indicators (PDF)April 03, 2013
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4/24/2013 12:00 AM4/24/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013IMF Report outlines the lessons and implications of energy subsidy reformIMF Report outlines the lessons and implications of energy subsidy reform4/1/2013
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A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) explores the issue of energy subsidies, including their consequences, fiscal and economic costs, as well as key elements for subsidy reform. The report finds that subsidies for energy consumption reached $480 billion in 2011, while the mispricing of energy (governments failing to factor in negative externalities from energy consumption) amounted to a further $1.4 trillion. The report urges policymakers to reform energy subsidies and suggests a number of key elements for subsidy reform.
IMF Energy Subsidies Report (PDF)April 23, 2013
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4/26/2013 12:00 AM4/26/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013Papers and presentations from the GGKP Annual Conference, now available onlinePapers and presentations from the GGKP Annual Conference, now available online4/1/2013
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The GGKP's second Annual Conference was held April 4-5 in Paris, France. All background papers and presentations are now available online at http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/pages/events13.aspx. A summary of the conference outcomes will be available in the coming weeks.
Papers and presentations from the 2013 GGKP Annual ConferenceApril 25, 2013
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4/30/2013 12:00 AM4/30/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013Report finds unpriced natural capital costs amount to $7.3 trillionReport finds unpriced natural capital costs amount to $7.3 trillion4/1/2013
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A new TEEB for Business Coalition report estimates in monetary terms the financial risk from unpriced natural capital inputs into production processes, across business sectors. The primary production and processing sectors analyzed in the study are estimated to have unpriced natural capital costs totaling $7.3 trillion, or 13% of global economic output in 2009. While many of these natural capital costs are found in the developing world, the resulting goods and services are being consumed around the world through resource intensive supply chains.
Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business (PDF)April 29, 2013
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4/30/2013 12:00 AM4/30/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013At cross-purposes: subsidies and climate compatible investment At cross-purposes: subsidies and climate compatible investment 4/1/2013
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A new paper by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) highlights the implications of the current separation of discourses on private climate finance and subsidies. The paper finds that, within developing countries, subsidies to fossil fuels alone outweigh climate finance. The paper outlines opportunities that exist to unlock climate-compatible investment by linking private climate finance and subsidies.
http://www.odi.org.uk/publications/7343-subsidies-climate-compatible-investment-fossil-fuel-private-financeApril 29, 2013
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4/30/2013 12:00 AM4/30/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013New website: Platform for Climate Smart PlanningNew website: Platform for Climate Smart Planning4/1/2013
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The World Bank's Platform for Climate-Smart Planning (CSP) has launched a new website. The CSP provides countries and individual users with the opportunity to gather and share information on the application of climate-resilient and low-carbon development tools by giving access to a wide range of global and national datasets. The CSP is part of the World Bank's work on data and decision-making tools for green growth, an affiliated program of the GGKP.
http://climatesmartplanning.org/April 29, 2013
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4/30/2013 12:00 AM4/30/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013New website: AfDB Green Growth Initiative New website: AfDB Green Growth Initiative 4/1/2013
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The African Development Bank has launched a new website for their Green Growth Initiative. The website provides the latest AfDB news on green growth, key documents and useful links.
AfDB - Green Growth InitiativeApril 29, 2013
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5/1/2013 12:00 AM5/1/2013 11:59 PMYesApril 2013New issue of the GGKP Knowledge Update now availableNew issue of the GGKP Knowledge Update now available4/1/2013
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A new issue of the GGKP Knowledge Update is now available. This issue (2013-5) contains the latest research on energy subsidies, natural capital, biotrade, green jobs, low carbon development and much more. In addition, it contains an announcement for the GGKP's first ever regional practitioners workshop, being organized by the World Bank from June 3-5 in Bogor, Indonesia. To subscribe to the GGKP Knowledge Update, click here.
GGKP Knowledge Update, Issue 2013-5April 30, 2013
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5/8/2013 12:00 AM5/8/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013Opportunities and policies for green growth in ChicagoOpportunities and policies for green growth in Chicago5/1/2013
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This working paper assesses opportunities and policies for green growth in the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area. It examines the Chicago metro-region's economic and environmental performance and potential constraints to regional growth, and identifies emerging regional specialisations in green products and services. It reviews sector-specific policies that can contribute to green jobs, green firms and urban attractiveness. Finally, the working paper considers the role of workforce, innovation and governance policies, focusing on skill shortages and skill mismatches in the regional labour market, ways to maximize the region's innovation assets, and opportunities for regional institutional co-ordination.
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/cities-and-green-growth-the-case-of-the-chicago-tri-state-metropolitan-area_5k49dv6c5xmv-enMay 07, 2013
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Overseas Development Institute and streamed live online5/8/2013 1:00 PM5/8/2013 2:30 PMMay 2013Drivers and challenges for climate compatible developmentDrivers and challenges for climate compatible development5/1/2013
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During this event, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) will explore the drivers and challenges for climate compatible development. During the event, speakers will present and respond to CDKN-ODI programme experience and to new research in Kenya, Ghana, Vietnam and Colombia.
 
The event will be livestreamed and viewers are encouraged to pose written questions and feedback to the panellists.
http://www.odi.org.uk/events/3145-drivers-challenges-climate-compatible-developmentMay 08, 2013
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5/9/2013 12:00 AM5/9/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013New report highlights trade opportunities in the transition to a green economyNew report highlights trade opportunities in the transition to a green economy5/1/2013
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UNEP has released a new report analyzing six economic sectors where new trade opportunities exist in the transition to a green economy. The report outlines the significant and real opportunities for developing countries to diversify their economies and position themselves to benefit from the growing demand for green goods and services. The report identifies areas where public and private actions, e.g. investment, market-based instruments and regulatory frameworks, can help developing countries benefit from these markets.
Green Economy and Trade - Trends, Challenges and OpportunitiesMay 08, 2013
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5/16/2013 12:00 AM5/16/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013What we have learned from attempts to introduce green growth policiesWhat we have learned from attempts to introduce green growth policies5/1/2013
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The OECD has published a new synthesis paper, drawing lessons applicable to green growth policies from experience in OECD countries and elsewhere. “What have we learned from attempts to introduce green-growth policies”, highlights the necessity for both developed and developing countries to move to a new growth path that is consistent with the protection of the environment and a sustainable use of scarce natural resources, while still achieving gains in living standards and reducing poverty. The report was published as a special edition of the OECD Green Growth Paper Series.
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/what-have-we-learned-from-attempts-to-introduce-green-growth-policies_5k486rchlnxx-enMay 15, 2013
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5/17/2013 12:00 AM5/17/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013Stay connected and join the conversation on green growthStay connected and join the conversation on green growth5/1/2013
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The GGKP is active on Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and Youtube. Follow us and join the conversation on green growth. In addition, you can sign up for our e-newsletter, the GGKP Knowledge Update below.
 
 
Join the GGKP mailing listMay 16, 2013
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5/22/2013 12:00 AM5/22/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013International trade and global greenhouse gas emissionsInternational trade and global greenhouse gas emissions5/1/2013
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A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) explores whether trade could play a role in reducing GHG emissions, by shifting production to places with lower GHG intensity of production. The report finds that the average GHG intensity of producing traded goods varies by a factor of two to five, across countries, suggesting potential for reducing GHG emissions by shifting production locations. The report also assesses the potential benefits of shifting production and key policy considerations. The location steel production is used as a case study.
International Trade and Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Could Shifting the Location of Production Bring GHG benefits?May 21, 2013
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5/23/2013 12:00 AM5/23/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013Report highlights economic and social benefits of green growth for Africa Report highlights economic and social benefits of green growth for Africa 5/1/2013
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A new report released by the African Development Bank (AfDB) highlights how investments in green growth can be advantageous to economic growth in Africa. The report, issued as part of the eleventh volume of “Gender, Poverty, and Environmental Indicators on African Countries,” shows how green growth in Africa will provide a higher return on investment and result in in better management of natural resources, less dependence on imports, more food security, better resilience to natural disasters and reduced energy and infrastructure costs. The report follows the recent release of the AfDB’s Strategy for 2013-2022 which identifies Africa’s transition to green growth as one of its main objectives.
Facilitating Green Growth in AfricaMay 22, 2013
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5/23/2013 12:00 AM5/23/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013A guidebook to fossil fuel subsidy reformA guidebook to fossil fuel subsidy reform5/1/2013
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The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has published a guidebook on how governments can develop a fossil fuel subsidies reform strategy, in a way that will fit their individual objectives and circumstances. The guidebook is aimed at policy-makers in Southeast Asia, but with guidance that can be applied globally. Drawing together lessons from countries around the world, the publication provides guidance on the pace of reform and identifies good practices across three core elements: how to change pricing systems for fossil fuels, estimating the effects of reform and mitigating unwanted impacts and building support.
A Guidebook to Fossil-Fuel Subsidy ReformMay 22, 2013
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5/23/2013 12:00 AM5/23/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013Sustainable consumption and production clearinghouse launchedSustainable consumption and production clearinghouse launched5/1/2013
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UNEP has launched the full version of their Global SCP Clearinghouse, a platform dedicated to advancing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) worldwide. The Global SCP Clearinghouse offers stakeholders tools to: browse regional or thematic communities dedicated to SCP; share and find information and initiatives on SCP; build networks and identify partners through an interactive marketplace, working groups and forums; and strengthen capacities with an experts/resource persons directory, e-library and other tools.
SCP ClearinghouseMay 22, 2013
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5/28/2013 12:00 AM5/28/2013 11:59 PMYesMay 2013The social dimension of green growth in the Republic of MacedoniaThe social dimension of green growth in the Republic of Macedonia5/1/2013
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LEI Wageningen has released a report on “The social dimensions of green growth in the Republic of Macedonia”, analyzing the social dimensions of the country’s green growth strategy using a Participatory Scenario Development (PSD) methodology. The report provides a summary of the major challenges faced by the Republic of Macedonia in terms of social-economic development, demographic development and climate change, future development scenarios, with breakdowns by sector, and recommendations with respect to green growth strategy development. The report is part of the World Bank’s support to the Macedonian government through the “FYR Macedonia Green Growth and Climate Change Analytic and Advisory Support Program”.
The social dimensions of green growth in the Republic of MacedoniaMay 27, 2013
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6/3/2013 12:00 AM6/3/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Study shows less than 1 % of clean energy technology patents filed in AfricaStudy shows less than 1 % of clean energy technology patents filed in Africa6/1/2013
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UNEP and the European Patent Office have released a study which aims at providing facts and evidence to evaluate the actual situation concerning patenting of clean energy technology in Africa. The study "Patents and Clean Energy Technologies in Africa" provides a mapping of Africa's clean energy potential, outlines policies and legal frameworks for patent protection in Africa, provides a statistical analysis of patenting patterns in Africa, and findings and recommendations on how to leverage the patent system to promote access to clean energy technologies in Africa.
Patents and Clean Energy Technologies in Africa (PDF)June 02, 2013
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Bogor, Indonesia6/3/2013 12:00 AM6/4/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013GGKP Practitioner Workshop taking place this week in IndonesiaGGKP Practitioner Workshop taking place this week in Indonesia6/1/2013
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The GGKP's first Practitioners' Workshop, "Building Pathways to Greener Growth," is taking place this week in Bogor, Indonesia. The workshop is being hosted by the Government of Indonesia and organized by the World Bank in collaboration with GIZ. Through two days of seminars, exchange and networking, the workshop will provide technical experts from developing country governments in Asia with the opportunity to learn about various green growth policy tools and share experiences on green growth planning and implementation.
http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/Pages/indonesia.aspxJune 02, 2013
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6/7/2013 12:00 AM6/7/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Green growth policy measures as a tool for local and regional sustainable developmentGreen growth policy measures as a tool for local and regional sustainable development6/1/2013
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The Weitz Center for Development Studies, with contributions from UNIDO, is organizing a 4-week training event on green growth. The course will cover an introduction to the concept of green growth, strategy policies and frameworks, and implementation. Interested participants are requested to apply by June 7, 2013, at http://www.weitz-center.org.
Visit the Weitz Center to applyJune 06, 2013
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Songdo Convensia, South Korea6/10/2013 12:00 AM6/11/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Global Green Growth Summit 2013Global Green Growth Summit 20136/1/2013
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The GGKP is organizing a number of events at this year’s Global Green Growth Summit, including a session on measuring progress on green growth and a side event on green growth knowledge management. In addition, summit participants can pass by the GGKP exhibition booth at any time over the two days to learn more about the GGKP and its activities.

The Global Green Growth Summit will take place 10-11 June, 2013 at the Songdo Convensia in South Korea.

GGKP at GGGSJune 09, 2013
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6/17/2013 12:00 AM6/17/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Issue 2013-6 of the GGKP Knowledge UpdateIssue 2013-6 of the GGKP Knowledge Update6/1/2013
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The GGKP's "Knowledge Update" aims to keep readers up-to-date on the latest developments in green growth theory and practice.
 
This issue contains the latest research from: the OECD on green growth in cities as well as lessons learnt from attempts to introduce green growth policies; UNEP on the trends, challenges and opportunities related to trade and the green economy; the Global Subsidies Initiative on fossil-fuel subsidy reform; the African Development Bank on the social and economic benefits of green growth for Africa; the World Bank on robust decision making as applied to flood risk management in Vietnam, and much more.
 
In addition, learn about the GGKP's first Green Growth Practitioners' Workshop which took place this week in Indonesia; and the GGKP's  new "Insights" blog, including recent posts from GGGI's new Director General Howard Bamsey, Ziga Zarnic of the OECD and Anja von Moltke of UNEP.
Issue 2013-6 of the GGKP Knowledge UpdateJune 16, 2013
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Indonesia6/19/2013 12:00 AM6/21/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Global Symposium: REDD+ in a Green EconomyGlobal Symposium: REDD+ in a Green Economy6/1/2013
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Over the past three years, the UN-REDD Programme has developed a body of work on ‘Ensuring that REDD+ and a Green Economy transformation are mutually reinforcing’, based on pilot activities in a number of partner countries. The Global Symposium aims to take stock of the lessons learned, with a view to provide key decision makers with a stronger rationale for linking REDD+ planning and REDD+ investments with green economy efforts. The Symposium will focus on the role of comprehensive land-use planning for capturing environmental, economic and social benefits from REDD+ investments.
 
  1. The Symposium will serve three main objectives:
    To generate further political momentum for REDD+ by showcasing how it can catalyze green economy/green growth efforts
  2. To build a stronger ‘business case’ for increased investments into REDD+ readiness and implementation by illustrating how it can yield multiple returns on investment
  3. To build capacity for achieving  synergies between REDD+ and a green economy transition
The Symposium will be held on the 19-21 June in Indonesia (Venue to be announced soon). Symposium participants will be invited to share knowledge and experience on linking REDD+ with green economy/green growth efforts in UN-REDD partner countries. Results of the Symposium will form the basis of a global report on ‘REDD+ in a Green Economy’, to be prepared by the UNEP International Resource Panel (www.unep.org/resourcepanel).
 
For more information, please contact John.Prydz@unep.org
Global Symposium: REDD+ in a Green EconomyJune 18, 2013
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6/24/2013 12:00 AM6/24/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Making growth green and inclusive: The case of EthiopiaMaking growth green and inclusive: The case of Ethiopia6/1/2013
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The OECD has produced a case study on inclusive green growth in Ethiopia, showcasing the progress and prospects of green growth in Ethiopia, one of Africa’s first countries to develop a green growth strategy. The paper provides background on the Ethiopian inclusive green growth perspective, potentials and problems that shape the green economy in Ethiopia, examples of green economy initiatives in Ethiopia today, an overview of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy Initiative, as well as reflections on Ethiopia’s progress to date and approaches for moving forward.
Making growth green and inclusive: The case of EthiopiaJune 23, 2013
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6/26/2013 12:00 AM6/26/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Growing Green: The Economic Benefits of Climate ActionGrowing Green: The Economic Benefits of Climate Action6/1/2013
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A new study from the World Bank shows how climate action is an essential pillar of an effective development strategy. “Growing Green: the Economic Benefits of Climate Action” outlines policies and recommendations to help guide countries in the Europe and Central Asia region toward a greener economic growth model emphasizing climate change mitigation. The report covers priorities for low-carbon development, options for promoting growth and ensuring social inclusion, and sectoral policies. In particular, the report identifies energy efficiency, cleaner energy, and natural resource management as the main components of a growth-friendly climate action strategy.
Growing Green: the Economic Benefits of Climate Action (PDF)June 25, 2013
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6/26/2013 12:00 AM6/26/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013International Actions to Support Green Growth Innovation GoalsInternational Actions to Support Green Growth Innovation Goals6/1/2013
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The Global Green Growth Institute and the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution have produced a brief which describes several ways that international cooperation can play a critical role in facilitating widespread innovation and implementation of new and appropriate green growth technologies. The brief outlines six existing institutional structures that have been invoked as possible examples for scaling up to foster green innovation more broadly and suggests several policy recommendations that are feasible in the near term.
International Actions to Support Green Growth Innovation Goals (PDF)June 25, 2013
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6/27/2013 12:00 AM6/27/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013The Little Green Data Book 2013The Little Green Data Book 20136/1/2013
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The new edition of the Little Green Data Book, the World Bank’s annual compilation of environmental data, was released on World Environment Day 2013. The book contains data on 55 key indicators, including GDP, population, deforestation, water use, energy use and electricity use per capita. The book also includes an adjusted net savings (ANS) indicator which monitors whether depletion of natural capital, such as minerals or forests, is compensated for by investment in other assets, such as human capital or infrastructure.
The Little Green Data Book 2013 (pdf)June 26, 2013
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6/28/2013 12:00 AM6/28/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013OECD Hiring Senior Economist - Green Growth IndicatorsOECD Hiring Senior Economist - Green Growth Indicators6/1/2013
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The OECD is looking for a dynamic and experienced economist to lead work on the production and further elaboration of green growth indicators, particularly those indicators with a strong economic dimension.
 
The successful candidate should have practical experience of quantitative, statistical and economic methods applied to the analysis of green growth and environmental policies.
 
All qualified applicants from OECD member countries are encouraged to apply via the OECD’s online system:
 
The deadline for application is 18 August.
Job Description: Senior Economist – Green Growth Indicators (Job Number 08743)June 27, 2013
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6/28/2013 12:00 AM6/28/2013 11:59 PMYesJune 2013Analysis of Green Economy Approaches in Latin American and Caribbean Countries Analysis of Green Economy Approaches in Latin American and Caribbean Countries 6/1/2013
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UNEP has released a new Green Economy Discussion Paper which analyses the regional debate on the potential of a green economy transition to sustainable development. “Development strategies of selected Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach - A comparative analysis” focuses on six countries that have expressed concerns about the concept of green economy, namely: Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The paper provides an analysis of the compatibility of key elements of the development strategies of these countries with the green economy approach; and analyses the concerns expressed with regard to the adoption of a green economy as a pathway towards sustainable development.
Development strategies of selected Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach - A comparative analysis (pdf)June 27, 2013
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