ECPA Strategic Partner GGKP Launches Web Platform to Accelerate Green Economy Transition

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global partnership of international organizations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. By encouraging widespread collaboration and world-class research, the GGKP offers practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy.

In an effort to transcend the traditional divide between economy and the environment, GGKP developed a web-based tool that mobilizes knowledge, experience and support from its partners in both the economic and environmental arenas, all of which share the common goal of accelerating green growth. “The GGKP is quickly emerging as the leading platform for managing and sharing knowledge around green growth and its new web platform will help to empower others”, said Howard Bamsey, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). “Through world-class knowledge management, the GGKP is able to provide decision makers with the policy analysis, guidance, information and tools necessary to support a green economy transition,” said Bamsey.

The new web platform allows the user to access GGKP’s green growth world map to find country-specific data, resources, policies and projects. Users may also suggest green growth projects or resources to be included in the database.

As of January 2014, the GGKP confirms agreements with 29 knowledge partners, including the Department of Sustainable Development in the Secretariat for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) and ECPA. Moving forward, the GGKP will work with these and other partners to promote collaboration and coordinated research on a number of priority themes, including green growth indicators and measurement, trade and competitiveness and green technology and innovation. GGKP’s green growth map is available at