Launch of GGGI's Green Growth Index and Introduction to the State of Green Growth Report
The event serves as the official launch of the new Green Growth Index of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the first comprehensive index designed specifically to track and assess green growth performance of 115 countries in different areas of green growth. As a growing number of countries aspire to achieve the promise of green growth, measuring green growth performance is becoming an increasingly important priority. The Green Growth Index is a composite index designed to measure green growth performance worldwide based on resource efficiency, natural capital protection, green economic opportunities, and social inclusion. The forthcoming State of Green Growth Report describes GGGI's fundamental approach to implementing transformative and inclusive green growth and describes a range of practical examples and experience for achieving green growth transformation at scale at the national level and in specific sectors and thematic areas.
Inclusive Renewable Energy Transition and Generation of Jobs
GGGI aims to address the significant importance of inclusive employment generation potential of Renewable Energy and the main role it plays in developing and implementing the NDCs. Thus, GGGI will lead two sessions on October 22 under the event "Inclusive Renewable Energy Transition and Generation of Jobs"; Session A – "Making the transition to Renewable Energy Inclusive" and Session B - "Assessing the co-benefits and creation of jobs of renewable energy in low and middle-income countries". The sessions of this event will discuss the employment effects of the low carbon energy transition in low middle-income countries. Additionally, they will reflect on the additional socio-economic benefits of closing the gender gap in the renewable energy sector. These sessions will address these topics through panel discussions on experience, research results and case studies from various low and middle-income countries.
AMCHAM Energy and Environment Committee Meeting 2019
Air pollution issues remain one of the most challenging problems the Republic of Korea and the international community are facing. Scientific, technical, and economic studies can contribute to ensure cost effective and efficient mitigation. This, integrated with policy changes can contribute to improve current and future efforts in air quality management. The meeting will bring together contributions from both the public and private sectors, scientists, and GGGI's Council Members and partners to present innovative solutions and share best practices in the management of fine dust pollution.
Introducing an Online Community for Green Growth
Building on the knowledge foundation of the GGKP’s policy, industry, and finance platforms, the Partnership is launching an online interactive community space where professionals can share and discuss insights from specific sectors, themes and issues. The online community will provide policy, industry and finance actors with the ability to seamlessly interact as peers and address common challenges, pursue joint opportunities, build expertise, and advance the green economy transition.
In addition, this event will showcase the new Green Industry Platform (GIP) and the Green Finance Platform (GFP) following the launch at the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York last July as well as the refreshed policy platform. GIP and GFP provide the financial and private sectors with the latest research, data, guidance, and tools from leading experts and institutions to help green their operations.
Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the new platforms through a live demonstration from a user perspective and find out how experts can join the growing network and interact with the online community.
Application of the Green Growth Index
Through its Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) Program, GGGI has developed a composite index that will provide policymakers with a metric on which to base their decisions. The process in developing the Index follows a systematic approach – expert consultations, feedback assessments, and revisions to the framework – to ensure an inclusive and collaborative process, create a platform for transparent development,
and enhance policy relevance of the Index.
The 2019 Green Growth Index covers 115 countries and builds on 36 indicators for four green growth dimensions including efficient and sustainable resource use, natural capital protection, green economic opportunities, and social inclusion. The indicators are benchmarked against sustainability targets including SDGs, Aichi and Paris Agreement. The Index and its underlying indicators can contribute significantly to the quantitative dimension of the green growth concept, fostering a scientific, rigorous, and data-driven approach to policy and project implementation.
The sessions of this event will present the applications of the Green Growth Index. They will highlight the ongoing collaboration of GGGI with other international organizations to enhance the relevance of the Index framework at the regional level, particularly for Africa, and display its complementarity to other green growth related metrics such as the Green Economy Progress Index developed by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), under the leadership of UN Environment.