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2 August 2016 - Issue 6
Next Month: Fourth GGKP Annual Conference
The Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference is fast approaching and will take place on the theme of, ' Transforming Development through Inclusive Green Growth, during 6-7 September 2016 at the International Convention Center on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

This year's conference is being hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and will form a major part of the Global Green Growth Week 2016 (#GGGWeek2016) to be held 5-9 September 2016. For the Annual Conference, GGGI has partnered with the global university network Environment for Development (EfD) to ensure a wide range of views and research are represented at the event.


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New Research
Embedding Integrated Planning for the SDGs

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) have released the  new report, 'Integrated Planning & Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities'.  The report looks at a wide range of policy and programming experiences in inclusive green economy and the poverty-environment nexus, and draws on findings of eight national integrated planning scoping studies. The studies (covering Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Rwanda, Tajikistan and Viet Nam) provide an up-to-date snapshot of where countries stand on integrated planning, the key challenges they now face, and suggested actions for inclusive green economy in support of SDG implementation.

  
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The Other Benefits of Environmental Regulation

Sustainable Prosperity have released the report ' Green Tape Measures Up', which finds that environmental regulation comes with lower compliance costs and greater innovation than previously thought. The paper is accompanied by two policy briefs 'Environmental Regulation and Innovation: Select Case Study
Evidence of the Porter Hypothesis' and .Overestimating the Costs of Compliance with Environmental Regulations'.

 
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The Effects of Carbon Pricing on China's GDP

The World Bank has released the study, 'Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP'. China has set a target of reducing the carbon dioxide intensity of gross domestic product by 60-65 percent in 2030 compared with 2005 levels. Using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model of China, this study analyzes the economic and greenhouse gas impacts of meeting those targets through carbon pricing. 
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The Many Expenses of Air Pollution

The OECD have released the report, 'The economic consequences of air pollution'. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the economic consequences of outdoor air pollution in the coming decades, focusing on the impacts on mortality, morbidity, and changes in crop yields as caused by high concentrations of pollutants. Unless more stringent policies are adopted, the reports findings point to a significant increase in global emissions and concentrations of air pollutants, with severe impacts on human health and the environment. 


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Speeding up transition to IGE in St Lucia

UNEP has released the report 'Green Economy Scoping Study: Saint Lucia'. The report couples an in-depth analysis of Saint Lucia's agriculture and tourism sectors with a more general review of manufacturing, transport and construction, integrating the key elements of energy, water and waste management.The study recommends policy reforms that can help speed up the transition to a green economy in Saint Lucia which, like many Small Island Developing States, is disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
 
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A Wealth of Green Data

The World Bank's, 'The Little Green Data Book', provides approximately 50 indicators for more than 200 countries based on World Development Indicators 2016 and its online database. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. Data is presented for the regions of East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
 
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GGKP News
Welcome to the New GGKP Knowledge Partners

The GGKP welcomes two new Knowledge Partners to the network.  The new partners bring a range a diverse expertise and knowledge to this global network. 
  
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Did you miss the last GGKP webinar? Don't worry, see the recording!

On 20 July, the GGKP, together with the OECD Development Centre and WWF held a webinar exploring the, 'African Economic Outlook 2016: Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation'. You can access the AEO 2016 report online, together with the webinar and presentation slides.

  
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