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9th November 2016 - Issue 9
Feature Story:  OECD GGSD Forum to Discuss Green Growth Solutions to Urban Sprawl, Land Use and Spatial Planning
The 2016 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum, hosted in Paris by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is taking place on 9-10 November. The forum encompasses an evaluation of the environmental and economic outcomes of different land use and spatial planning policies, as well as an exploration of how innovative approaches to land-use regulation and environmental policy instruments could complement and impact on traditional land-use planning and current approaches to green growth at the city level.

The Forum will be composed of several sessions that will focusing on:
  • inclusive green growth and sustainable development in land policy use
  • the remaining challenges of urban sprawl
  • innovative approaches to green growth and inclusiveness challenges in cities
  • resilient infrastructure
  • tracking progress on urban green growth and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • inclusive cities campaign
  • impact of tax policies on land use outcomes

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New Research
Smart Prosperity Institute Steps Up as Guest Editor for Canadian Public Policy Journal

The Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI) is acting as a Guest Editor for the Canadian Public Policy Journal, releasing a special issue titled, 'Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity: Policy Innovation for Greening Growth'. Several articles are contributed by environment and economy experts on this topic,  as "big think" pieces to help spur new ideas and research questions.
 
 
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Accelerating the Financial System Green Transformation

UN Environment's - Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry) has released, 'The Financial System We Need: From Momentum to Transformations'. This report reveals a doubling in policy actions over the past five years to align the global financial system with sustainable development. Policy and regulatory measures by finance ministries, central banks and financial regulators to promote sustainable finance, have risen to 217 and now exist in nearly 60 countries. The report calls for more effort to turn this momentum into genuine global transformation and makes a series of recommendations to help accelerate this process.
 
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Finding Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure

The New Climate Economy (NCE) and The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate have released two new reports.  The first is  titled, ' The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative: Financing for Better Growth and Development ', and i dentifies the main barriers to financing sustainable infrastructure and builds an action agenda to overcome them. The second report  is, ' Africa's New Climate Economy: Economic Transformation and Social and Environmental Change Tomorrow ',  and offers key insights for policy makers seeking to deliver better growth and a better climate in African countries. It aims to help decision-makers take stock of the region's recent experiences and draw lessons for the future.    
  
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Energy and Climate - Fundamental Transformations

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has produced the report, 'Energy, Climate Change and Environment 2016 Insights'. This report also looks at building climate resilience in the energy sector, and using tracking tools and metrics to monitor the progress of energy sector decarbonization. Finally, it provides global energy and emissions data, including inter-regional comparisons and in-depth analysis for ten regions.

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Reaching Reduction Targets for the Largest Carbon Emitters

Dual Citizen LLC in collaboration with KnowlEdge srl have been developing an integrated model for the largest carbon emitting countries. The model assumes that these countries will reach their emission reduction targets defined at the COP21 in Paris and then generates a projection of the investment that will be required to get there, the impact on employment and how energy sectors may be reshaped. The results from the modelling for the United States and China are now available.
 
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News
Upcoming Event: Incentivizing the Grand Challenges

This Friday 11 November, the Centre for International Environmental Studies at the Graduate Institute and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, in partnership with EPFL, ETH Zurich and the London School of Economics are holding a public forum on 'Incentivizing the Grand Challenges: 
Climate, Food, Population, Health and Finding Solutions to the World's Biggest Challenges?'

  
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DIE and IfW Officially Launch Website and Blog for Think20

The German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) have launched the website and the blog of Think20 (T20). T20 was initiated during the Mexican G20 Presidency in 2012 and serves as an ideas bank for the G20. In addition to the website, DIE and IfW created the T20 Germany Blog, which will focus on the T20 process, its research and our partner institutions.

  
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