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CALL FOR PAPERS: Sixth GGKP annual conference on inclusive solutions for the green transition


The Founding Partners of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (OECD, World Bank, UN Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute) have announced a call for Papers for the Sixth GGKP Annual Conference (#GGKP6) to be hosted at the OECD headquarters in Paris in November 2018. It will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum on the theme of “Inclusive solutions for the green transition: competitiveness, jobs and social dimensions”.

The conference will address the political economy of the green transition, by identifying distributional impacts and exploring inclusive solutions for workers, businesses, households and regions that may otherwise be hit hard in order to help them contribute to a greener future. The conference sessions will be developed around competitiveness, employment and distributional impacts of green policies. The role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in this context will also be explored.

Alongside the GGKP conference sessions, the GGSD Forum will consist of panel discussions among academics, policy makers as well as business, labour and civil society representatives.

The following keynote speakers will address the conference:

  • Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics
  • Professor Olivier Deschenes, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Professor Carolyn Fischer, Free University, Amsterdam
  • Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford
  • Dr Ian Parry, International Monetary Fund

Papers are specially invited on the themes of:
A. Competitiveness impacts of environmental policies
B. Distributional consequences of environmental policies
C. Green industrial policy
D. Employment implications including development of green skills
E. Sectoral/structural transition management (including labour re-allocation, reskilling/vocational training)
F. Impacts of the transition to a circular economy
G. First-mover advantage from green policies
H. Behavioural insights in relation to environmental and structural adjustment policies
I. Role of SMEs in the green and “inclusive” transition.

Details and deadlines for submissions
A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format, to (GGSD@oecd.org) by 30 July 2018. Extended abstracts will be considered but preference will be given to completed papers. Please include abstract, keywords and applicable theme(s) from the list above (A-I) with your submission. The scientific committee (see below) will take decisions and authors will be informed by email by 10 September 2018.

You can download the PDF of this Call for Papers here.

Scientific committee 

Conference registration will open shortly.

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