Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) attended the Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform organized by the Global Green Growth Initiative (GGGI) held on 06-07 September 2016 on the island of Jeju, South Korea. This year’s theme was, “Transforming development through inclusive green growth.”
The year 2015 have given us two landmark international agreements – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. In this article, Dupar and Huhtala explored how the concept of “green growth” can be achieved as it is positioned in the context of the new twin goals. They argued that policymakers need to employ innovative means to combine macroeconomic policies that incentivise “green” behaviour with other macroeconomic policy objectives. Governments and businesses should integrate their finance reporting with reporting on social, economic and environmental indicators (e.g. inclusion of social and economic indicators in the Nationally Determined Contributions). Climate knowledge brokers can help various audiences through tailored interpretation, sorting, translation and integration of climate information. Read more at www.greengrowthknowledge.org.