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WEBINAR: Greener industries for growing economies

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Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Webinar

Tuesday 30 October, 15:00 – 16:30 (Central Europe time zone)

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The greening of industry is increasingly recognised as key to economic competitiveness and sustainable growth for both countries and businesses. For developing countries in particular, green industry can play a major role in poverty alleviation, the delivery of goods and services, job creation and improved standards of living, as well as increased productivity and improved access to premium markets.

Recent modelling from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) builds a strong economic and social case for greening the industrial sector in Cambodia. The study shows that the introduction of green technology in four key sectors can lead to an increase of US$ 2.7 billion in real GDP by 2030, create 512,000 new jobs, and reduce  greenhouse gas emissions by 3.37 million tons. It also demonstrates that resource-efficient technology is an attractive business investment, with high returns, reduced production costs, major productivity increases and higher profits.

What policies help drive green industry? What sectors have the most to gain from greener industrial practices? How can governments administratively and politically manage the green industrial transition, while minimising potential negative impacts on the economy and workers? What are national examples of successful green structural change?

On 30 October (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CET), join the GGKP for a webinar where we will explore these questions with green industry experts. The webinar will feature a new report that showcases the findings of GGGI’s green investment modelling in Cambodia, Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector, as well the Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences report and the Practitioner’s Guide to Strategic Green Industrial Policy, which provide comprehensive guidance for greening industry.

The latest knowledge, data and policy guidance on green industry is available by sector, theme and country on the GGKP website: www.greengrowthknowledge.org

Webinar speakers:

Andrea Bassi, Founder and CEO, KnowlEdge Srl

Tilman Altenburg, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Ozunimi (Nimi) Iti, United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO)

Moderated by: Eva Zabey, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The GGKP is a global partnership of international organisations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Founded by the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and World Bank Group, the GGKP now draws together 60 partner organisations. The Climate and Development Knowledge Network is one of the GGKP’s knowledge partners.

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