Global Green Growth Week 2016, taking place from 5 to 9 September on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, is shaping up to be a dynamic platform for climate action. Under the theme “Maximizing Impact for Inclusive and Sustainable Green Growth,” GGGWeek2016 will bring together leading experts from both the public and private sectors to identify practical, innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and strengthen partnerships that deliver growth that is pro-poor, inclusive and environmentally sustainable. It will highlight four thematic priorities of energy, water, land use and green cities that are central to achieving this.
With the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement clinched, 2016 is a crucial year to turn commitments on climate change and development finance into concrete actions and plans. The sessions throughout the five-day event are designed to maximize progress towards this goal.
Three issues will be given particular attention during the week. First, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) will examine ways to bring benefits to the poor through social inclusion. Second, the Asia Regional Policy Dialogue will discuss the coal-versus-renewable dilemma in Asia to further enhance our understanding of how we can give renewables an even stronger role. Third, there will be a discussion on developing countries’ capacity needs by zooming in on issues such as bankable projects and the role of financing vehicles.
More than 60 discussion sessions and side events will be held during the week.
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