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6 September 2016
The Fourth GGKP Annual Conference starts today!
The Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference  opens today, focusing on the theme ' Transforming Development through Inclusive Green Growth'. Over two days, from 6-7 September 2016, top academics will join key policymakers through a mix of 26 plenary debates and parallel sessions to jointly examine newly developed research on the most effective and innovative means of promoting pro-poor, inclusive green growth.  The conference will feature presentation of over 30 research papers, and participants will hear from close to 100 speakers.  

This year's conference is hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as part of   Global Green Growth Week 2016 (#GGGWeek2016), at the International Convention Center on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. For the conference, GGGI is partnering with the global university network Environment for Development (EfD) to ensure a wide range of views and research are represented at the event.

A selection of the research papers to be presented at Annual Conference are highlighted in the below stories.

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A Selection of the Research from the Annual Conference
Managing Climate Impacts on the Poor

Marianne Fay will present the World Bank report 'Shockwaves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty', which explores the relation between climate change, climate policies, and poverty outcomes. The report looks into various channels through which climate change and policies will affect poverty: economic impacts through incomes and prices; natural disasters and their effects on assets and livelihoods; and health impacts. It also investigates policy options for adoption and mitigation.
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Tailoring Climate Smart Practices in Ethiopia

Hailemariam Teklewold of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute will present the paper 'Impact of Multiple Climate Smart Practices in the Climate Resilient Green Economy: Empirical Evidence from the Nile Basin of Ethiopia'. The paper analyses how heat, rainfall, and rainfall variability affect farmers' choices in potential climate-smart practices. The study focuses on agricultural water management, improved crop seeds and fertilizer - and the impact of these practices on farm income in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia.

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The Impacts of Fossil Fuel Subsidies on Women

Shruti Sharma of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will present the paper 'Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Implications for India, Bangladesh and Nigeria'. The paper reviews the available literature on the impacts of fossil fuel subsidies on women and gender empowerment. It finds clear linkages between energy access and gender empowerment, especially regarding access to solar energy and improved cook stoves.

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Poverty and the Environment in Mexico

Ricardo Morales Trosino of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change will present the paper
 'Poverty and the Environment in Mexico: The Right to a Healthy Environment'.  The paper identifies the percentage of households in Mexico currently facing the double hurdle of being poor and living in places where there is environmental degradation. It combines information recently generated by social development, and environmental and resources agencies, into a single database in order to obtain their spatial patterns distributions.

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Strategies to Address Growing Food, Energy & Water Demands

Chandet Horm of WWF-Cambodia will present the paper 'LIVES: Modeling for Change with Nexus Thinking'. Exploring nexus thinking, the paper hypothesises that only when food, energy, and water supplies are measured consistently, at multiple scales, with strong integration, can decision makers visualise the linkages across sectors and make evidence-based decisions to improve lives, boost economies and preserve vital ecosystem services. 

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Greener Transport for Greener Indian Cities

Vijay Saini of ICLEI, South Asia will present the paper 'Urban Green Growth Strategy and Framework for Indian Cities'. The study focuses on the development of a Green Growth Framework for Indian cities based on a methodology to quantify benefits and their potential.The framework will support local governments to localise green growth planning and define a basis for cities to develop inclusive green growth strategies that integrate city development targets and sector-specific requirements.
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