Registration

Registrations are open until October 07, 2019 KST. Participants should register by filling in the Online Registration form.
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GGGW2019 will gather stakeholders from the public and private sectors, international organizations, and civil society to accelerate and scale-up the transition toward renewables in support of achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement. GGGW2019 will be held alongside the Korea-hosted International Renewable Energy Conference (KIREC) - organized by REN21 and the Korean Energy Agency – and will include a number of events and sessions, including the 7th Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference and the launch of GGGI’s Green Growth Index and introduction to the State of Green Growth Report. The Eight Session of the GGGI Assembly and the Twelfth Session of the GGGI Council (Joint Session) will also be held during GGGW2019, on Thursday October 24, 2019.

GGKP Annual Conference

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is dedicated to advancing the green growth agenda around the world by offering practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has played a leading role in the GGKP's development, including significant support for the GGKP secretariat in partnership with UNEP.

The platform is led by a Steering Committee, including representatives from GGGI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Bank. Overall, the GGKP now includes more than 60 partner organizations from around the world.

The GGKP Annual Conference serves as the GGKP partners' main global knowledge exchange activity, bringing researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the private sector together to discuss, debate, and disseminate research and promote expanded knowledge-sharing and learning. GGGI organized the 4 th GGKP Annual Conference in 2016 and will again host the 7th GGKP Annual Conference in 2019. A key component of the Annual Conference will be a call for scientific (research) papers on a range of subjects related to sustainable energy, approximately 35-40 of which will be presented in breakout sessions during the conference.

Global Policy Dialogue

A Global Policy Dialogue on Climate Governance: Innovating the Paris Agreement & Beyond will seek to establish broad area of consensus on priority global governance reform innovations, provide fresh ideas and perspectives, to help strengthen and build greater global support, and engage a broad network of organizations and individuals committed to growing a coalition of states and non-state actors to achieve critical global governance reforms by 2020, the United Nations’ 75 th anniversary, which coincides with the five-year review of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP26).

The Global Policy Dialogue will consider ideas to improve global climate governance, drawing attention to the reform of major institutions, policies, laws, rules, instruments, norms, and coordination processes among different actors to better respond to the threat of runaway climate change.

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.