October 2018 – Issue 7
Global Forum on Green Economy Learning to be held
in conjunction with Sixth GGKP Annual Conference
How can countries build up a critical mass of professionals that understand the risks and opportunities of the green transition? How can we strengthen policymakers’ capacities to design and implement green economy policies?
The 2nd Global Forum on Green Economy Learning, “Green Economy: New Challenges, New Skills“, will focus on the issue of learning and skills development for current and future decision-makers, technical staff in Ministries and others involved in policy design and implementation. It will take place on 26-27 November 2018, in conjunction with the Sixth GGKP Annual Conference and the 2018 OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum in Paris, France. Together, these events will address the political economy of green and low-carbon policy reforms, identify their distributional impacts, and explore inclusive solutions for households, workers, sectors and regions to help them contribute to a greener future.
More information is available on the GGKP website: ggkp.org/green-economy-learning
The European Commission has released a new reference document, “The Inclusive Green Economy in EU Development Cooperation”, which outlines the EU’s vision and approach towards a green economic transition. It presents the state of play of EU actions towards the development of enabling green economy frameworks, sustainable natural resource management, the adoption of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices, and the promotion of environmental sustainability across private sector development and employment. It also provides policy and operational guidance, best practices, and options to support the green economy through dedicated interventions and the integration of green economy issues across relevant sectors.
Healthy, ecologically functioning wetlands are vital to economies and human survival. They provide food, raw materials, genetic resources for medicines, and hydropower; they mitigate floods, protect coastlines, build community resilience to disasters, and they play an important role in transport and tourism. The “Global Wetland Outlook”, released by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, examines the state and trends of wetlands. It reviews the drivers of wetland loss and degradation, identifies knowledge gaps, highlights successes and best practices, and outlines responses for the wetland community and other sectors to maintain or restore the ecological character of the world’s wetlands.