Organization of American States and Green Growth Knowledge Platform partner for sustainable growth

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The OAS and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) have recently formalized a knowledge partnership agreement that will expand knowledge generation, best practices sharing and communications and outreach support. All OAS Department of Sustainable Development networks and clearinghouse mechanisms will take part in this effort geared toward building awareness on energy and climate across the Americas and provide a technical debate forum. The Department of Sustainable Development has a long standing commitment with sustainable development and environmental conservation and has worked alongside governments in the Hemisphere to translate these goals into concrete actions. To this end, the Department of Sustainable Development operates extensive regional networks and clearinghouses such as the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), and Pathways to prosperity in the Americas.

GGKP is an initiative that seeks to identify and address major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice, and to help countries design and implement policies to move towards a green economy. It was founded by the Global Green Growth Institute.