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GGKP launches Green Forum to advance collaboration on sustainable economy

  • Published on March 20, 2021
The Green Forum is a new online community space designed for green economy professionals.

Building on its policy, industry and finance platforms, the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) officially launched the Green Forum, an online community space for professionals to share and discuss insights in the pursuit of a sustainable economic transition.

The Green Forum will include active community discussions on key sustainability topics – such as climate change, natural capital, resource efficiency, sustainable infrastructure and COVID-19 recovery – providing members the opportunity to create and manage their own public or private groups to support collaboration and promote inclusive green economy policies, practices and actions at the local, national, regional and global levels.

“As we enter the final decade of action on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the importance and value of engagement and exchange through the future Green Forum is more important than ever to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to usher in a green and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19,” said Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

The launch took place during the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), which convened under the theme “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. Green Forum discussions will be closely aligned with most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG-17 on Partnerships, which calls to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

“Collaboration and exchange are important ways for stakeholders to engage on the issues and take ambitious steps towards building back better and greener,” said Steven Stone, Chief of the Resources and Markets Branch of the Economy Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “The Green Forum will be an important space for working together to address the triple crises of climate, nature and pollution and help secure the well-being of people and planet.”

The Green Forum will provide users with:  

  • Ease of communication with peers worldwide to build expertise and make new connections to share the latest knowledge and trends;
  • Opportunities to ask questions and get answers and advice from experts or peers with similar challenges or relevant experiences;
  • Space to engage on joint opportunities and projects;
  • Greater visibility and awareness for their organisation, initiative, project, or event; and
  • Access to inspirational content and conversations.

Discussion are active on a range of issues, including green recovery, natural capital, green industry and entrepreneurship. 

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The Green Forum will be managed by the GGKP, a global network of experts and organizations dedicated to providing the policy, business and finance communities with knowledge, guidance, data and tools to transition to an inclusive green economy. In addition to facilitating conversations among partners working on the same topic, objective, or initiative, members of specific groups on the Green Forum will have access to a range of custom features for joint knowledge creation, management and exchange.

The Green Forum is supported by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) of Switzerland.

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