The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is a global network of experts and organizations dedicated to providing the policy, business, and finance communities with knowledge, guidance, data, and tools to transition to an inclusive green economy.
The GGKP's three knowledge platforms - the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, the Green Industry Platform, and the Green Finance Platform – offer quick and easy access to the latest research, case studies, toolkits, learning products, principles, and protocols to empower policy makers and advisors, small and medium-sized enterprises, and banks, insurance, and investment firms to make evidence-based decisions about how to green their operations. The platforms offer everything from global-scale assessments to highly specialised guidance notes. Users can browse by sectors, 193 country pages, regions, or cross-cutting themes, such as gender, jobs, climate change, circular economy, and natural capital.
The GGKP encourages and supports widespread collaboration and innovation in generating knowledge within and across the business, finance, and policy communities, most notably through the establishment of GGKP Expert Working Groups.
Since its inception, the GGKP has launched nine expert working groups on fiscal instruments, trade and competitiveness, metrics and indicators, technology and innovation, inclusiveness, behavioural insights, sustainable infrastructure, natural capital, and green growth and the law.
The collaboration triggered by these working groups goes beyond the work within the group itself and extends to complementary activities, such as joint initiatives or related research activities.
Background and Operations
The GGKP was established in January 2012 and is led by a Steering Committee comprised of senior representatives from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.
The GGKP launched the policy-focused Green Growth Knowledge Platform in 2014 to bridge knowledge gaps, exchange information, and deliver policy guidance to support the transition to a green economy.
Recognising the need for better, faster, and more comprehensive information to support and accelerate a green transformation in the industrial and financial sectors, the GGKP launched the Green Industry Platform and the Green Finance Platform in 2019. These platforms extend the GGKP’s world-class knowledge management and communications support to the business and finance communities
The GGKP Secretariat is hosted by GGGI and UN Environment. The Secretariat manages the initiative’s operational activities.
The GGKP benefits from strategic funding from Switzerland, Germany, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) initiative, the MAVA Foundation, and GGGI as well as programmatic funding from the Netherlands.