Annual Conference, Paris
The second GGKP Annual Conference was held in Paris, France, April 4-5 2013. All research related to the conference can be downloaded under the Papers & Presentations tab.
The Conference discussions were framed around the following two headline themes: (i) greening global value chains and (ii) measurement and reporting for green growth.
The conference brought together private sector representatives and policymakers to promote a dialogue around these issues with a view to identifying the policy measures and tools that governments can adopt to ensure that the economic benefits of green growth are spread throughout the global economy and contribute to the achievement of countries' development objectives.
The identified themes are linked to – and build on – the first set of research priorities that emerged from the inaugural GGKP conference in January 2012. The conference drew upon the work that is planned or already underway as part of the GGKP's first Research Programs on green growth and: (i) innovation, (ii) trade and competitiveness, and (iii) indicators and measurement tools.
Read GGKP Advisory Committee Member Carlo Carraro's blog post on the GGKP Annual Conference and the importance of knowledge generation in the field of green growth.
Video coverage of the conference includes a series of interviews carried out with members of the GGKP's Advisory Committee and Governing Council, as well as a number of speakers from the Annual Conference.
Photo coverage of the conference is available on the GGKP Flickr account.
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The second Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) annual conference focused on private sector implementation aspects of green growth in areas of mutual interest to advanced, emerging and developing countries. The two-day discussion was framed around the following headline themes: (i) greening global value chains (GVCs), and (ii) measurement and reporting for green growth. A summary of the main outcomes of the conference can be downloaded here.
GGKP Annual Conference highlights:
- The GGKP conference was attended by over 300 participants from advanced, emerging and developing countries. Participants included leading academics, policy makers, businesses and NGOs.
- Two themes were debated, the greening of GVCs and measuring and reporting for green growth. These are at the heart of three priority areas of GGKP research identified by its founding partners, GGGI, UNEP, World Bank and OECD, namely: (i) trade and competitiveness, (ii) measurement and indicators, and (iii) innovation.
- The GGKP founding partners launched their first joint paper “Moving Towards a Common Approach on Green Growth Indicators”, at the conference, which aims at establishing a common basis for measuring progress towards green growth.