The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)

The GGKP is a global network of international organizations 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, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. It works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. It measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment. It analyses and compares data to predict future trends. It sets international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals. The OECD has been a forerunner of the green growth agenda.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

The GGGI is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.

The Environment for Development Initiative (EfD)

The EfD is an international network of environmental economics think tanks. The EfD build domestic centers of excellence in research, policy interaction and academic programs with a focus on environmental issues and poverty alleviation in the developing world.

Today, EfD consists of over 160 accomplished environmental economists with many different specializations, who are active in leading local academic research institutions. EfD has 12 centers across the world, in Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Sweden, South Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam, and the USA, and is coordinated from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Green Economy Coalition

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is the world's largest movement for green and fair economies. An alliance of civil society organisations, trade unions, businesses and campaigners, the GEC is building a movement for change from the ground up. The GEC's aim is a green economy that benefits people first, especially the poorest, and respects ecological limits.

The GEC's diverse and growing membership network of more than 50 organisations is tackling some of the biggest challenges of today: extreme poverty, climate change, biodiversity loss, rising inequality, and weak governance. GEC members are united in recognition that these issues cannot be tackled alone. They are symptoms of an economic system that is ill-equipped to respond to today's global challenges – and only systematic economic reform will be able to provide the change we need


The conference is made possible through the generous support by PAGE and GGKP funding partners

The conference venue has been kindly made available by the OECD.